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Theme: landscape »
Medium: Oil »
Support: on canvas »
JFF.093
Queensboro Bridge
Alternate titles: Manhattan Bridge; Queensborough Bridge; Williamsburg Bridge
1917
Oil on canvas
32 x 40 in. (81.28 x 101.6 cm)
Signed lower right: John Folinsbee
Folinsbee 1912–20s stockbook: p. 33, 161, 163-165, 169-171
Private collection
Provenance
Ruth Baldwin Folinsbee to 1974
Private collection
Exhibitions
Art Association of Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, Annual Exhibition of American Painting, July 14–29, 1917.
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 112th Annual Exhibition, February 4–March 25, 1917, no. 65.
City Art Museum of Saint Louis, St. Louis, 12th Annual Exhibition of Selected Paintings by American Artists, September 23–October 28, 1917.
West Chester Art Association, West Chester, Pennsylvania, unknown title, April, 1917.
National Academy of Design, New York, 92nd Annual Exhibition (Winter), December 15, 1917–January 13, 1918, no. 89.
American Federation of the Arts, New York, [Circuit Exhibition], January 20–May 1, 1918.
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 31st Annual Exhibition of American Painting and Sculpture, November 7, 1918–January 1, 1919, no. 73, Awarded an Honorable Mention.
Detroit Museum of Art, Detroit, 5th Annual Exhibition of Selected Paintings by American Artists, April 16–May 31, 1919, no. 132.
John Herron Art Institute, Indianapolis, 34th Annual Exhibition of American Paintings, January 19–March 2, 1919.
Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, 8th Exhibition of Selected Paintings by American Artists, June–August 1919, no. 24.
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, District of Columbia, 7th Biennial of Oil Paintings by Contemporary American Artists, December 21, 1919–January 25, 1920, no. 35.
Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, 14th Annual Exhibition of Selected Paintings by American Artists, May 29–June 12, 1920, no. 44.
Ferargil Gallery, New York, Paintings by John Folinsbee, March, 1920.
McClees Gallery, Philadelphia, Paintings of John F. Folinsbee, November 1–25, 1920, no. 2.
The Century Association, New York, A Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings by John Folinsbee, 1973, no. 1, ill., 8 (b/w), as Williamsburg Bridge, lent by Mrs. John Folinsbee.
The Gunnery School, Washington, Connecticut, Paintings, Drawings, and Lithographs by John Folinsbee, 1976, no. 2.
Newman Galleries, Philadelphia, John F. Folinsbee, 1977, no. 8.
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, New Jersey, The Paintings of John Folinsbee, October 30, 1982–January 9, 1983, no. 1, ill., [5], b/w ill.
St. Botolph Club, Boston, John F. Folinsbee, 1986, no. 7.
Newman Galleries, Philadelphia, John F. Folinsbee: Following His Own Course, March 2–April 7, 1990, no. 54.
James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, A Retrospective, March 25–June 18, 1995, no. 6.
Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, Maine, The Art of John Folinsbee, July–August 2001, no. 1.
Woodmere Art Museum, John Folinsbee and American Modernism, November 6, 2010–March 6, 2011 (Jensen 2010).
Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York, Industrial Sublime: Modernism and the Transformation of New York's Rivers, 1900-1940, October 12, 2013–January 17, 2014 (Exhibition catalogue: Jensen & Bland 2013), no. 25, ill., p. 118, as Queensborough Bridge. Traveled to: Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Fla, March 20–June 22, 2014.
Published References
Pene du Bois, Guy. "[The Academy Exhibition]." New York Evening Post, [December 1917].
[no title]. New York Times, January 1917.
Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago 12 (December 1918), p. 145, b/w ill.
Cook, Peter G. A Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings by John Folinsbee, Presented by the Century Association. The Century Association, 1973. Exhibition catalogue, p. 8, b/w ill. as Williamsburg Bridge.
Cook, Peter G. John Folinsbee. Philadelphia: Newman Galleries, 1977. Exhibition catalogue, p. 8, b/w ill.
Cook, Peter G. John Folinsbee. New York: Kubaba Books, 1994, p. 63, color ill.
Reed, Melissa A. "John Folinsbee: A Traditional Painter Amidst Modernist Trends." Yale University, 1994, fig. 3.
Culver, Michael. "The Art of John Folinsbee." American Art Review 13, no. 4 (August 2001), p. 107, color ill.
Michael Culver. The Art of John Folinsbee. Ogunquit, ME: Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 2001. Exhibition catalogue, color ill.
Silviane Gold. "Same New York Rivers, but All Else Was New: A Review of ‘Industrial Sublime’ at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers." New York Times, November 3, 2013.
Jensen, Kirsten M. Folinsbee Considered. Hudson Hills Press, 2013, p. 39, color ill.; p. 146-147, color plate (detail); p. 149, color plate 6; p. 231, cat entry.
Kirsten M. Jensen and Bartholomew F. Bland. Industrial Sublime: Modernism and the Transformation of New York's Rivers, 1900-1940. Fordham University Press, 2013. Exhibition catalogue (2013 Hudson), p. 118, color ill. as Queensborough Bridge.
Record last updated June 4, 2014. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Jensen, Kirsten M. "Queensboro Bridge, 1917 (JFF.093)." John F. Folinsbee Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.johnfolinsbee.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=093 (accessed on July 16, 2019).