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    Description

    Attributed to John Joseph Enneking (American, 1841-1916)

    Pastoral Scene
    Late 19th century
    Oil on canvas
    Unsigned
    28-1/4 x 35-1/2 inches (71.8 x 90.2 cm)

    John Joseph Enneking was a noted American Tonalist/Impressionist painter who had been a child prodigy at age five. He was the first American artist to return to the United States after painting alongside Monet, Renoir, Manet and Pissarro. He actually studied at Monet's home and completed a portrait of Monet's wife and child. Upon his return to Boston, Enneking sparked an exodus of American artists to France through his stories of the Impressionists with whom he had become acquainted.

    This pastoral scene reflects Enneking's love for the outdoors. He was an active conservationist and was elected park commissioner in Boston later in life. His palette included varying shades of brown and green of which he became a master. A peaceful vision of cattle and small boats in the distance, this is a fine work by Enneking who was so honored in life that a testimonial dinner was given in his honor at Boston's Copley Plaza where over 1,000 people attended.

    In a gold carved frame with a small plaque bearing the name 'J. J. Enneking'.

    Provenance:
    Presenting Italy, Florence (1983)


    Condition Report*: Normal signs of wear as appropriate with age.
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2007
    13th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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