EDWARD WILLIS REDFIELD
HOUSE IN POINT PLEASANT
Signed 'E.W Redfield' bottom left, oil on canvas
18 1/2 x 21 3/4 in. (47 x 55.2cm)
By descent in the family to his son.
By descent in the family.
Private Collection, Arizona.
Edward Redfield and his family moved to the Belle Island Farm in Centre Bridge in 1898, after which the surrounding landscape became the artist's most frequently depicted subject for the remainder of his career. Redfield maintained a studio in Point Pleasant, Pennsylvania, which is located close to the Delaware River, off River Road, just north of the artist's home in Centre Bridge. He executed numerous scenes of Point Pleasant, particularly during the spring months, between 1920 and 1930. His familiarity with the landscape, paired with his en-plein-air execution of the paintings, provide an impressionistic, yet truthful, depiction of his beloved environs. These scenes, including the present lot, abound with brightness and life; the vivid, luminous colors of spring cover the canvas and invite the viewer into the scene. "House in Point Pleasant" boasts an impeccable provenance, passing directly from the artist through his family to the present owner.
The present painting will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue Raisonné of Redfield's work compiled by Dr. Thomas Folk.
Sold for $112,500 (buyer's premium included)