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Theme: landscape »
Medium: Oil »
Support: on canvas »
The Red Bridge
Oil on canvas
16 x 20 in. (40.64 x 50.8 cm)
Signed lower right: John F. Folinsbee; inscribed in black ink (not in artist's hand), on label affixed to upper stretcher: "Red Bridge/John F. Falinsbee (sic)/Ferragil (sic) Gallery"; inscribed in white paint (not in artist's hand), lower stretcher "Ferragil (sic) Gallery"; inscribed in white paint (not in artist's hand), upper frame "Eduard Thieler"; Freeman's Auction label verso
Folinsbee 1912–20s stockbook: p. 35 and 166
Private collection
Sold from Ferargil Gallery, January 1919 ($100)
Private collection, Connecticut, 1919, and by descent in the family
Freeman's Auction, 6/2006, lot 153
Private collection
Ferargil Gallery, New York, Paintings by John Folinsbee, January 1919.
Published References
Bowdoin, G. W. "John Folinsbee's Paintings Shown at the Ferargil." New York Evening World, January 24, 1919.
Jensen, Kirsten M. Folinsbee Considered. Hudson Hills Press, 2013, p. 55, color ill.; p. 232, cat entry.

Folinsbee's sketch for this painting, JFF.242, was painted in August 1918, and this larger version was probably painted during the fall. The subject appears to be Rabbit Run Bridge, just north of New Hope on the Lehigh Canal.

The painting was exhibited at Ferargil Gallery in Folinsbee's annual solo winter show, from which it was sold, along with Noon Shadows and Frozen River, for $100 each. The sale excluded frames, and the current frame was likely placed on the painting by Ferargil Gallery, which explains the name "Eduard Thieler" on the back of the frame.

Record last updated August 27, 2019. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Jensen, Kirsten M. "The Red Bridge, 1918 (JFF.955)." John F. Folinsbee Catalogue Raisonné. (accessed on October 16, 2021).