June 6, 2021 14:00 EST

American Art and Pennsylvania Impressionists

 
  Lot 64
 

64

John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892–1972)
Grey Day - Winter 

Signed 'John F. Folinsbee' bottom left, oil on board
8 1/4 x 10 3/8 in. (21 x 26.4cm)
Executed circa 1913-1914.

Provenance

Rarebird Antiques, Syracuse, New York.
Acquired directly from the above.
Private collection, Syracuse, New York.

Sold for $10,080
Estimated at $7,000 - $10,000


 

Signed 'John F. Folinsbee' bottom left, oil on board
8 1/4 x 10 3/8 in. (21 x 26.4cm)
Executed circa 1913-1914.

Provenance

Rarebird Antiques, Syracuse, New York.
Acquired directly from the above.
Private collection, Syracuse, New York.

Exhibited

"Thumb Box Exhibition," Salmagundi Club, New York, New York, n.d.

Literature

Kirsten M. Jensen, John F. Folinsbee Catalogue Raisonné, JFF.1667 (online version only).

Note

This newly-discovered work appears to be a preliminary study for Folinsbee's larger 1913-1914 painting, Snow Patches, whose current location is still unknown. Both works were possibly painted from the exact same vantage point in Woodstock, New York during the winter months of 1913-1914. At the time, Folinsbee was indeed studying with Harry Leith-Ross at The Woodstock School of Art, where he learned and mastered the technique of plein air painting, as exemplified by the quickly applied, fresh colors in the present work.

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John Fulton Folinsbee