Important Edward W. Redfield painting to be sold at auction Memorial Weekend
An important oil painting on canvas by Edward W. Redfield will be sold at the Memorial Weekend auction at the William A. Smith Auction gallery in Plainfield. Redfield was an American Impressionist landscape painter and member of the art colony located in New Hope, Pennsylvania. He is best known today for his impressionist scenes of the New Hope area. He also spent his summers in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, where he interpreted the local coastline. He frequently painted Maine's Monhegan Island.
The painting that will be sold at auction is entitled "Village Green." It has an inscription on the stretcher reading "'Village Street' by Edward W. Redfield, presented to Helen W. Henderson, March 1930, at Center Bridge" and is the original Harer frame. There is a second inscription on the verso of the lower left frame stating "Landscape, E.W. Redfield owned by Helen W. Henderson" on a hand written label. The painting is 26" by 20".
Experts estimate that this painting will sell for somewhere between $75,000 and $125,000. Wouldn't it be fun to see the painting up close and personal? Come to the preview on Sunday at the auction gallery to see it. Read about the preview here. Better yet, come to the auction and watch the sale and accompanying excitement. Get details about the auction here.
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