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Canal and River

Oil on canvas
32 x 40 in. (81.28 x 101.6 cm)
Signed lower right: John Folinsbee Labels, top stretcher: Grand Central Galleries, No. 2297, Canal and River, $1500; 421, Canal and River, John Folinsbee; tape label inscribed in ink in artist's hand, SESNAN GOLD MEDAL PENNA ACADEMY 1931; Bronze plaque affixed to top stretcher: The Sesnan Gold Medal, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Annual Exhibition 1931
Folinsbee 1920s40s stockbook: p. [10]
Private collection


Estate of the artist
Private collection, 1978

Exhibition History

1931 PAFA: 126th Annual Exhibition, no. 214, ill., Awarded Jennie Sesnan Gold Medal
1931 Saint Louis: 26th Annual Exhibition of Selected Paintings by American Artists
1932 NAD: 107th Annual Exhibition, no. 19
1932 National Arts: Members Annual Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, no. 52
1934 Rockefeller Center NY: Municipal Art Exhibition
2010 Woodmere Art Museum Phila: John Folinsbee and American Modernism

Published References

American Magazine 1931: "Exhibitions"
Art Digest 1931: "Pennsylvania's Annual Gets Little Praise from Critics," p. 5, b/w ill.
Cary 1931: "Easy for the Traveler; This Affair Proves a Fairly Elevated Tableland, Heights Above, Depths Below"
Inquirer 1931: "City Artists win 4 out of 7 Prizes"
NY Times 1931b: "New Yorkers Win 4 of 7 Art Prizes"
NY Times 1931a: "[Stand-Alone Illustration]," b/w ill.
PAFA 1931: Catalogue of the 126th Annual Exhibition, ill.
The New Hope 1933b: The New Hope, p. 3, b/w ill.
Art News 1941a: "Able if Conservative Prize-Winners," p. 17, b/w ill.
Vose 1972: Appraisal of Pictures, Estate of John F. Folinsbee, June 20, 1972, #421
Cook 1994: John Folinsbee, p. 83, b/w ill.
Cook 1994: John Folinsbee, p. 83, b/w ill.
Jensen 2010: John Folinsbee and American Modernism, p. 20, color ill.
Jensen 2011: "John Folinsbee and American Modernism," p. 92, color ill.
Jensen 2013: Folinsbee Considered, p. 192-193, color plate 37; p. 257, cat entry