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921

Bowman's Hill

1936
Oil on canvas
34 x 50 in. (86.36 x 127 cm)
Signed lower right: John Folinsbee
James A. Michener Art Museum. Gift of Marguerite and Gerry Lenfest

Provenance

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1937-46
The Artist, (returned in exchange for Dark Hollow), 1946-72
Estate of the artist, 1972-77
Christopher Wright, 1977
Marguerite and Gerry Lenfest
James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Exhibition History

1937 PAFA: 132nd Annual Exhibition, no. 101
1973 Century: A Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings by John Folinsbee, no. 11, lent by Mrs. John Folinsbee
1977 Newman: John F. Folinsbee, no. 7
1982 NJSM: The Paintings of John Folinsbee, no. 28, lent by Christopher Wright
1995 Bianco Gallery PA: Impressionists and Modernists
2011-2012 Michener: The Painterly Voice: Bucks County's Fertile Ground

Published References

Art Digest 1937: "Pennsylvania Academy Buys Living Art," p. 10, b/w ill.
Vose 1972: Appraisal of Pictures, Estate of John F. Folinsbee, June 20, 1972, #419
Cook 1977: John Folinsbee, p. 4, b/w ill.
Cook 1994: John Folinsbee, p. 90, color ill.
Donohoe 1995: "Along the Road from Impressionist to Modernist in Bucks County Gallery Show," b/w ill.
Peterson 2002: Pennsylvania Impressionism, p. x-xi, 122, pl. 32, color ill.
Jensen 2013: Folinsbee Considered, p. 89, color ill.; p. 202, color plate 44; p. 264, cat entry

Sketches/studies:

Bowman's Hill (Study), 1936–37 (1053)
Untitled (Bowman's Hill), c.1920s30s (1503-23)