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Baby Joan

Oil on board
8 x 10 in. (20.32 x 25.4 cm)
Signed lower right: John Folinsbee on verso: "Morning on the River" John Folinsbee; inscribed by sitter: "This painting was painted of me by my father John Folinsbee in 1919 Joan F. Cook [signed]"
Private collection


Collection of Edward and Deborah Pollack, 1989
A.J. Kollar Fine Paintings (Seattle, WA); entered present collection in 1993
Private collection

Exhibition History

No known exhibitions

Published References

Jensen 2013: Folinsbee Considered, p. 281, color ill., chronology


Folinsbee's second daughter, Joan, was born in 1919. Baby Joan is a preparatory study for Sleeping Baby (Joan), JFF.189, that the artist exhibited at the National Academy of Design later that year, and and at McClees Gallery in Philadelphia in 1920.

The inscription with the title Morning on the River suggests that Folinsbee painted over a sketch, perhaps catalogue no. 1270, an 8 x 10 sketch titled Morning on the River, which is currently unlocated.

Finished work: