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Jersey Waterfront

Alternate Title(s):
Jersey Water Front
1920–21
Oil on canvas
32 x 40 in. (81.28 x 101.6 cm)
Signed lower right: John F. Folinsbee
Folinsbee 191220s stockbook: pp. 41, 42
Current location unknown

Provenance

Robert A. Cooke, New York, January 1922 (purchased from the Corcoran Biennial)
Current location unknown

Exhibition History

1921 Carnegie: 20th International Exhibition of Paintings
1921 NAD: 96th Annual Exhibition, no. 184, Awarded Carnegie Prize
192122 Corcoran: 8th Biennial Exhibition of Oil Paintings by Contemporary American Artists, no. 40, Awarded the Corcoran Bronze Medal

Published References

NY Evening Post 1921: "[Stand-Alone Illustration]," b/w ill.
NY Times 1921a: "Academy of Design Announces Awards"
NY Times 1921b: "Prize Paintings Viewed By Crowd"
Watts 1922: "American Art at the Corcoran Gallery," p. 322, as Jersey Water Front
Jensen 2013: Folinsbee Considered, p. 49, b/w ill.; p. 237, cat entry

Commentary

Received the Carnegie Prize ($500) at the National Academy's 96th Annual, and was awarded the Bronze Medal and the William A. Clarke Prize at the Corcoran. The New York Times remarked in its review that Jersey Waterfront conveys "again the poetry of the common scene" and "artistic vision. It is not one of [his] best canvases--his best is now on view at a private gallery--but it shows a flexibility of technique lacking in his early work, and his characteristic sincerity and delight in muted color."