George Loftus Noyes (MA/NY, 1864-1954) oil on board impressionist French river scene titled "The Seine near St. Germain." Rendered in broad, impasto strokes, the painting depicts brightly colored fishing boats moored along a tree-lined bank, with a town, including a church with tall spire, and hills in the background. Sun from a partly cloudy sky is reflected in the water below. Signed lower left "G. L. Noyes" and titled in pen en verso. Housed in a gilt and painted wood frame with linen liner. Sight – 13 3/4" H x 15 1/4" W. Framed – 18 1/4" H x 19 3/4" W. Artist's Biography: Noyes was a member of the Boston School of American Impressionism and studied at the Massachusetts Normal School with George Bartlett in the early 1880s and in France at the Academie Colarossi in Paris between 1890-93. He was a highly respected landscape and still life painter in Boston in the early 1900s. Noyes exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C.. He was an early teacher to Newell Convers Wyeth, father of Andrew Wyeth and grandfather to Jamie Wyeth. Provenance: The estate of Joan Dearden, Johnson City, Tennessee. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Light overall grime. UV light reveals added paint strokes to sterns of both boats in harbor.
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