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Theme: landscape »
Medium: Oil »
Support: on canvas »
By the Upper Lock
Oil on canvas
32 x 40 1/8 in. (81.28 x 101.91 cm)
Signed lower right: John F. Folinsbee
On frame recto lower center on metal label inscribed in artist's hand: BY THE UPPER LOCK/JOHN F. FOLINSBEE/FIRST HALLGARTEN PRIZE/THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS/NATIONAL ACADEMY OF DESIGN 98TH ANNUAL EXHIBITION 1923, PURCHASED BY THE ACADEMY OF DESIGN/FROM THE/HENRY W. RANGER FUND; on stretcher lower left stamped in ink: Ex. P.A.F.A.; on stretcher upper left in ink: By the Upper Lock; on stretcher upper left on label, typed:23.1.3/THE UPPER LOCK/Follinsbee, John Fulton, born 1892; on stretcher upper left on label in pencil: INVITED/289 [illegible]/AMPTG23; on frame verso upper right in ink: John Folinsbee; on frame verso right center on label printed in pen and ink: OHIO STATE FAIR LOAN EXHIBIT-1922/August 28-September 2/John F. Folinsbee/New Hope, Pa./By the Upper Lock/Price of Painting $1200.00/Size of painting (including frame 36" x 44")/Aug 15th will be collection day in New York and Philadelphia/Unless otherwise arranged the pictures will be insured for two-thirds the/selling price/No commission is charged for any day sales made so prices should be quoted/accordingly/ Box no. L.B.6 Send to Chicago after/Ohio State Fair; on frame verso center right on label in pen and ink: No9/W.S. Budworth & Sons/PACKERS & SHIPPERS/424 West 52nd, New York, N.Y.; on frame verso center right, printed in pen and ink: C.M.A./T.R.1691/4; on stretcher upper right in crayon: Frame detatched/when received in Chicago; on frame verso lower left on label: 23.1.3/Follinsbee, John Fulton/The Upper Lock; on frame verso upper right in felt-tipped pen and ink: 10A
Folinsbee 1912–20s stockbook: p. 178
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 117th Annual Exhibition, February 5–March 6, 1922, no. 265.
Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, 16th Annual Exhibition of Selected Paintings by American Artists, June 9, 1922, no. 42.
Ohio State Fair, Exhibition of Fine Arts, August 15–September 15, 1922.
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 35th Annual Exhibition of American Painting and Sculpture, November 2–December 10, 1922, no. 75.
National Academy of Design, New York, 98th Annual Exhibition, March 17–April 15, 1923, no. 247, Awarded the First Hallgarten Prize.
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Ranger Fund Exhibition, December 11, 1929–January 31, 1930.
Published References
"National Academy Winners." International Studio (May 1923), b/w ill.
"National Academy Exhibit." New York Times, March 17, 1923.
Jensen, Kirsten M. Folinsbee Considered. Hudson Hills Press, 2013, p. 51, color ill. (detail); p. 165, color plate 16; p. 237, cat entry.

Record last updated January 12, 2021. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Jensen, Kirsten M. ""By the Upper Lock, 1921 (JFF.659)." In John F. Folinsbee Catalogue Raisonné. (accessed on July 12, 2024).