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Theme: landscape »
Medium: Oil »
Support: on canvas »
JFF.517
Jersey Waterfront
Alternate title: Jersey Water Front
1920–21
Oil on canvas
32 x 40 in. (81.28 x 101.6 cm)
Signed lower right: John F. Folinsbee
Folinsbee 1912–20s stockbook: p. 41, 42
Current location unknown
Provenance
Robert A. Cooke, New York, January 1922 (purchased from the Corcoran Biennial)
Current location unknown
Exhibitions
The Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 20th International Exhibition of Paintings, April 28–June 30, 1921.
National Academy of Design, New York, 96th Annual Exhibition, March 5–April 3, 1921, no. 184, Awarded Carnegie Prize.
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, District of Columbia, 8th Biennial Exhibition of Oil Paintings by Contemporary American Artists, December 18, 1921–January 22, 1922, no. 40, Awarded the Corcoran Bronze Medal.
Published References
"[Stand-Alone Illustration]." New York Evening Post, March 5, 1921, b/w ill.
"Academy of Design Announces Awards." New York Times, March 3, 1921.
"Prize Paintings Viewed By Crowd." New York Times, March 5, 1921.
Watts, Harvey M. "American Art at the Corcoran Gallery." Arts & Decoration (February 1922), p. 322 as Jersey Water Front.
Jensen, Kirsten M. Folinsbee Considered. Hudson Hills Press, 2013, p. 49, b/w ill.; p. 237, cat entry.
Notes
Received the Carnegie Prize ($500) at the National Academy's 96th Annual, and was awarded the Bronze Medal and the William A. Clarke Prize at the Corcoran. The New York Times remarked in its review that Jersey Waterfront conveys "again the poetry of the common scene" and "artistic vision. It is not one of [his] best canvases--his best is now on view at a private gallery--but it shows a flexibility of technique lacking in his early work, and his characteristic sincerity and delight in muted color."
Record last updated May 28, 2014. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Jensen, Kirsten M. "Jersey Waterfront, 1920–21 (JFF.517)." John F. Folinsbee Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.johnfolinsbee.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=517 (accessed on September 18, 2019).