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Theme: landscape »
Medium: Oil »
Support: on canvas »
Bowman's Hill
Oil on canvas
34 x 50 in. (86.36 x 127 cm)
Signed lower right: John Folinsbee
The Artist, (returned in exchange for Dark Hollow), 1946-72
Estate of the artist, 1972-77
Christopher Wright, 1977
Marguerite and Gerry Lenfest
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 132nd Annual Exhibition, January 24–February 28, 1937, no. 101.
The Century Association, New York, A Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings by John Folinsbee, 1973, no. 11, lent by Mrs. John Folinsbee.
Newman Galleries, Philadelphia, John F. Folinsbee, 1977, no. 7.
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, New Jersey, The Paintings of John Folinsbee, October 30, 1982–January 9, 1983, no. 28, lent by Christopher Wright.
Bianco Gallery, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Impressionists and Modernists, May 1995.
James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, The Painterly Voice: Bucks County's Fertile Ground, October 22, 2011–April 1, 2012.
The James A. Michener Art Musuem, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Impressionism to Modernism: The Lenfest Collection of American Art, September 29, 2019–March 1, 2020.
Published References
"Pennsylvania Academy Buys Living Art." Art Digest 11 (March 15, 1937), p. 10, b/w ill.
Appraisal of Pictures, Estate of John F. Folinsbee, June 20, 1972. Boston: Vose Galleries, 1972, #419.
Cook, Peter G. John Folinsbee. Philadelphia: Newman Galleries, 1977. Exhibition catalogue, p. 4, b/w ill.
Cook, Peter G. John Folinsbee. New York: Kubaba Books, 1994, p. 90, color ill.
Donohoe, Victoria. "Along the Road from Impressionist to Modernist in Bucks County Gallery Show." Philadelphia Inquirer, May 28, 1995, b/w ill.
Peterson, Brian H., ed. Pennsylvania Impressionism. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press and James A. Michener Art Museum, 2002, p. x-xi, 122, pl. 32, color ill.
Jensen, Kirsten M. Folinsbee Considered. Hudson Hills Press, 2013, p. 89, color ill.; p. 202, color plate 44; p. 264, cat entry.
Brian Peterson. "The Painterly Voice, Buck's County Fertile Ground; Online." A Tale of Two Folinsbees.
Record last updated September 12, 2019. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Jensen, Kirsten M. ""Bowman's Hill, 1936 (JFF.921)." In John F. Folinsbee Catalogue Raisonné. (accessed on June 23, 2024).