Benjamin Eggleston (American, 1867-1937) oil on canvas tonal impressionist painting titled "Autumn in the Woods," depicting a woman sitting on a rock in a wooded landscape while a child plays at her feet. Rendered in deep shades of gold and umber with a thick impasto technique. Signed lower left with artist's name and title en verso. Housed in a giltwood molded frame with label en verso for Art Framing Co. Inc., New York City. Canvas – 12" H x 16" W. Framed – 15" H x 19" W. Private Middle Tennessee collection, by descent from Mr. and Mrs. John and Bessie Murray of Long Island, New York. Biography: Minnesota born Tonalist painter Benjamin Osro Eggleston trained at the Minneapolis School of Fine Arts under Douglas Volt and studied Impressionism in France in the 1890s. Once back in the U.S., he established a studio in Brooklyn. He summered at the Old Lyme Art Colony from 1900-1920. He was a Member of the Salmagundi Club, Brooklyn Society of Artists, All American Artists and was President of the Brooklyn Art Club. His work was exhibited at the National Academy, Art Institute of Chicago, Pennsylvania Academy, Boston Art Club, Paris Salons, the Carnegie Institute, and Brooklyn Art Association. (Source: Askart). CONDITION: Some darkening and discoloration to varnish layer and scattered craquelure, otherwise good condition.
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