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Shad Fishermen on the Delaware

Alternate Title(s):
Haul Before the Storm (Shad Fishing off Lambertville, NJ); Shad Fishermen; Haul Before the Storm
Oil on canvas laid on board
20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 60.96 cm)
Signed lower right: John Folinsbee; on verso estate stamp B69; label: Phillips Mill Community Association/ "Celebrating 75 Years of Art" Invitational Retrospective Exhibition June 18 - July 17, 2005/ Shad Fisherman on the Delaware; written in pencil on frame verso (not in artist's hand): "20 1/4 x 24 1/4 exact/ special slightly tool the entire surface as we do and round the corners slightly as before/ prepare in french brown clay silver metal rub = slightly so not to spotly clear [lae?] carefully 493 tone as had"; oil paper with swipes of paint is pasted on verso of board.
Private collection


John F. Folinsbee Art Trust to 2012
Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers, Milford, Connecticut, 4/26/2012, lot 40
Private collection

Exhibition History

1956 Woodmere: Paintings by John F. Folinsbee and Peter Cook with Sculpture by Charles Chase, no. 62
1984 Washington: John Folinsbee Retrospective, no. 41, lent by the estate of the artist through Richard Stuart Gallery
1986 St Botolph Boston: John F. Folinsbee, no. 4, as Shad Fishermen
1990 Newman: John F. Folinsbee: Following His Own Course, no. 22, as Haul Before the Storm (Shad Fishing off Lambertville, NJ)
2005 Phillips Mill Community Assn: Celebrating 75 Years of Art

Published References

Farnsworth 1959: Paintings by John Folinsbee, b/w ill.
Cook 1973: A Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings by John Folinsbee, Presented by the Century Association, p. 12, b/w ill., as Haul Before the Storm
Cook 1977: John Folinsbee, p. 12, b/w ill., as Haul Before the Storm
Jensen 2013: Folinsbee Considered, p. 269, cat entry

Finished work:

Haul Before the Storm, 1940–41 (333)