Canal and River
Oil on canvas
32 x 40 in. (81.28 x 101.6 cm)
Signed lower right: John Folinsbee Labels, top stretcher: Grand Central Galleries, No. 2297, Canal and River, $1500; 421, Canal and River, John Folinsbee; tape label inscribed in ink in artist's hand, SESNAN GOLD MEDAL PENNA ACADEMY 1931; Bronze plaque affixed to top stretcher: The Sesnan Gold Medal, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Annual Exhibition 1931
Folinsbee 1920s–40s stockbook: p. 
Estate of the artist
Private collection, 1978
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 126th Annual Exhibition, January 25–March 15, 1931, no. 214, ill. Awarded Jennie Sesnan Gold Medal.
City Art Museum of Saint Louis, St. Louis, 26th Annual Exhibition of Selected Paintings by American Artists, September 19–November 1, 1931.
National Arts Club, New York, Members Annual Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, January 6–30, 1932, no. 52.
National Academy of Design, New York, 107th Annual Exhibition, March 27–April 17, 1932, no. 19.
Rockefeller Center, New York, Municipal Art Exhibition, February 28–March 31, 1934.
"Exhibitions." American Magazine of Art (April 1931).
"Pennsylvania's Annual Gets Little Praise from Critics." Art Digest 5, no. 9 (February 1, 1931), p. 5, b/w ill.
Cary, Elizabeth Luther. "Easy for the Traveler; This Affair Proves a Fairly Elevated Tableland, Heights Above, Depths Below." New York Times, February 8, 1931.
"City Artists win 4 out of 7 Prizes." Philadelphia Inquirer, January 25, 1931.
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Catalogue of the 126th Annual Exhibition. Philadelphia: The Academy, 1931. Exhibition catalogue, ill.
"[Stand-Alone Illustration]." New York Times, 1 February 1931, b/w ill.
"New Yorkers Win 4 of 7 Art Prizes." New York Times, January 25 1931.
The New Hope 1:5 (December 1933), p. 3, b/w ill.
"Able if Conservative Prize-Winners." Art News 39 (January 25, 1941), p. 17, b/w ill.
Appraisal of Pictures, Estate of John F. Folinsbee, June 20, 1972. Boston: Vose Galleries, 1972, #421.
Cook, Peter G. John Folinsbee. New York: Kubaba Books, 1994, p. 83, b/w ill.
Jensen, Kirsten M. John Folinsbee and American Modernism. Philadelphia: Woodmere Art Museum, 2010. Exhibition catalogue (2010 Woodmere Art Museum Phila), p. 20, color ill.
Jensen, Kirsten M. "John Folinsbee and American Modernism." American Art Review (February 2011), p. 92, color ill.
Jensen, Kirsten M. Folinsbee Considered. Hudson Hills Press, 2013, p. 192-193, color plate 37; p. 257, cat entry.
Record last updated June 11, 2014. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Jensen, Kirsten M. ""Canal and River, 1930 (JFF.379)." In John F. Folinsbee Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.johnfolinsbee.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=379 (accessed on September 29, 2023).