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
"National Academy Winners." International Studio (May 1923), b/w ill.
"National Academy Exhibit." New York Times, March 17, 1923.
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)." John F. Folinsbee Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.johnfolinsbee.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=659 (accessed on July 1, 2022).