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Rabbit Run Bridge

1931–32
Oil on canvas
32 x 40 in. (81.28 x 101.6 cm)
Signed lower right: John Folinsbee
Ashley John Gallery, West Palm Beach

Provenance

Private collection, New Jersey
Freeman's Auction, December 5, 2010, lot 116
Ashley John Gallery, West Palm Beach

Exhibition History

1932 Phillips Mill Community Assn: Exhibition of Fine Arts
193435 Rochester: Exhibition of Oil Paintings by William Langson Lathrop, N. A., Daniel Garber, N. A., and John Fulton Folinsbee, N. A.

Published References

Art Digest 1932: "New Hope Artists Show Their Spring Show," p. 11, b/w ill.
New Hope 1933a: "Artists: Folinsbee Heads Mill Jury; Kurt Wiese Holds One-Man Show," p. 5, b/w ill., "An excellent piece of handling by John Folinsbee"
Jensen 2013: Folinsbee Considered, p. 83, color ill.; p. 259, cat entry

Commentary

When Rabbit Run Bridge was exhibited at Phillips Mill in New Hope in 1932, critic Dorothy Grafly wrote in the Philadelphia Public Ledger: "Among the artists whose names have made the New Hope Art Colony, the strongest exhibitor by far is John Folinsbee...Adroit, handled with nice economy of composition and stroke, these [works] show the power of the artist." The editors of The New Hope, an influential local publication, called the painting "an excellent piece of handling."