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    Mary Elizabeth Price (American, 1877-1965)
    Golden Haystacks in Sunlight, circa 1900
    Oil on canvas
    13 x 18 inches (33.0 x 45.7 cm)
    Signed lower right: Price

    PROPERTY FROM THE JEAN AND GRAHAM DEVOE WILLIFORD CHARITABLE TRUST

    Mary Elizabeth Price was the sister of the prominent New York art dealer, Frederick Newlin Price, who ran Feragil Galleries. She specialized in decorative, Modernist landscapes in the Pennsylvania impressionist style, and is particularly well-known for her Modernist floral pieces with metal-leaf backgrounds, which were inspired by Japanese art.

    Born in West Virginia, she moved at an early age with her Quaker family to Solebury (Bucks County), Pennsylvania. There she received her education at the Philadelphia School of Industrial Arts and later at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. During her long and active career, Price achieved notable exhibition history including exhibitions at the Corcoran Biennial in Washington D.C., National Academy of Design in New York, and in 1927 she won the Carnegie Prize for the best oil painting by an American artist at the Carnegie Museum of Art exhibition in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia. She first exhibited with the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1914 and subsequently every year between 1926 and 1943. She joined the Philadelphia Ten in 1921 and exhibited with them as well for many years.



    Condition Report*: Canvas is lined. Some pigments appeared to be flattened by the lining. Frame abrasion around extreme edges. There appear to be 5 areas of repair, each approximately 1-inch in area: one in the bottom of the largest haystack, one in the haystack to its immediate right, two in the lower right quadrant, and one in the furthest left tree. There appear to be scattered spots of inpaint in the sky. Framed Dimensions 19.25 X 22.25 Inches
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    November, 2015
    16th Monday
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