Walter Farndon (New York, 1876-1964) oil on board plein-air abstract painting titled "View of the Boatyard" depicting boats around the pylons of an unfinished bridge, rendered in a heavy impasto technique. Vose Galleries, Boston, MA label with artist, title, medium, and additional information, lower center, with a black Estate of Walter A. Fardon stamp, lower right, below an ink sketch of the painting, en verso. Housed in a gilt wooden frame with gilt wood rabbet edge. Sight – 12 1/4" H x 9 3/4" W. Framed – 19" H x 16 1/2" W. Early/mid 20th century. Biography (source: Askart): Walter Farndon was a New England plein-air painter best-known for impressionist landscapes, often rendered in an impasto technique. He also painted portraits and figures. Born in Coventry, England, Farndon came to the United States and studied at the National Academy of Design, where he was later elected an Associate in 1928, and an Academician in 1937. He also studied with Robert Henri, and was a member of the Society of Independent Artists. He painted in Ridgefield, New Jersey in the 1920s. Provenance: the collection of Mr. and Mrs. H.R. Slaymaker, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. Frame with areas of loss, largest 7". Examined under black light no alterations detected.
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