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Bourré Valley

Alternate Title(s):
Bourree Gardens
1927
Oil on canvas
32 x 40 in. (81.28 x 101.6 cm)
Signed lower right: John Folinsbee; on top stretcher: "Bourre Valley"
Folinsbee 1920s–40s stockbook: p. [4]
Private collection

Provenance

Doyle New York, 11/2005, lot #284
Private collection

Exhibition History

1928 Grand Central NY II: Recent Paintings by John Folinsbee
1928 Springfield Art League MA
1977 Newman: John F. Folinsbee, no. 52, as Bourree Gardens

Published References

NY Times 1928a: "Further Comment on Art Exhibitions"
Jensen 2013: Folinsbee Considered, p. 72, color ill.; p. 250, cat entry

Commentary

Bourre Valley presents the same view as the the smaller Bourre Gardens (JFF.307). Bourre Gardens has a higher horizon line which enables the viewer to see more of the gardens and village; Bourre Valley has a lower horizon line so that the gardens in the foreground are cropped, presenting a larger view of the valley and the Cher River.

Sketch/study:

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