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By the Upper Lock

Oil on canvas
32 x 40 1/8 in. (81.28 x 101.91 cm)
Signed lower right: John F. Folinsbee
On frame recto lower center on metal label inscribed in artist's hand: BY THE UPPER LOCK/JOHN F. FOLINSBEE/FIRST HALLGARTEN PRIZE/THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS/NATIONAL ACADEMY OF DESIGN 98TH ANNUAL EXHIBITION 1923, PURCHASED BY THE ACADEMY OF DESIGN/FROM THE/HENRY W. RANGER FUND; on stretcher lower left stamped in ink: Ex. P.A.F.A.; on stretcher upper left in ink: By the Upper Lock; on stretcher upper left on label, typed:23.1.3/THE UPPER LOCK/Follinsbee, John Fulton, born 1892; on stretcher upper left on label in pencil: INVITED/289 [illegible]/AMPTG23; on frame verso upper right in ink: John Folinsbee; on frame verso right center on label printed in pen and ink: OHIO STATE FAIR LOAN EXHIBIT-1922/August 28-September 2/John F. Folinsbee/New Hope, Pa./By the Upper Lock/Price of Painting $1200.00/Size of painting (including frame 36" x 44")/Aug 15th will be collection day in New York and Philadelphia/Unless otherwise arranged the pictures will be insured for two-thirds the/selling price/No commission is charged for any day sales made so prices should be quoted/accordingly/ Box no. L.B.6 Send to Chicago after/Ohio State Fair; on frame verso center right on label in pen and ink: No9/W.S. Budworth & Sons/PACKERS & SHIPPERS/424 West 52nd, New York, N.Y.; on frame verso center right, printed in pen and ink: C.M.A./T.R.1691/4; on stretcher upper right in crayon: Frame detatched/when received in Chicago; on frame verso lower left on label: 23.1.3/Follinsbee, John Fulton/The Upper Lock; on frame verso upper right in felt-tipped pen and ink: 10A
Folinsbee 191220s stockbook: p. 178
Smithsonian American Art Museum. Bequest of Henry Ward Ranger through the National Academy of Design


Grand Rapids Museum of Art, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Bequest of Henry Ward Ranger through the National Academy of Design (1923-1982)
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Exhibition History

1922 AIC: 35th Annual Exhibition of American Painting and Sculpture, no. 75
1922 Albright-Knox Buffalo: 16th Annual Exhibition of Selected Paintings by American Artists, no. 42
1922 Ohio State Fair: Exhibition of Fine Arts
1922 PAFA: 117th Annual Exhibition, no. 265
1923 NAD: 98th Annual Exhibition, no. 247, Awarded the First Hallgarten Prize
192930 National Gallery DC: Ranger Fund Exhibition

Published References

International Studio 1923: "National Academy Winners," b/w ill.
NY Times 1923c: "National Academy Exhibit"
Jensen 2013: Folinsbee Considered, p. 51, color ill. (detail); p. 165, color plate 16; p. 237, cat entry