DescriptionALDRO THOMPSON HIBBARD (American, 1886-1972)
Oil on canvasboard
15 x 18 inches (38.1 x 45.7 cm)
Signed lower right: A. T. Hibbard
This piece is retained in an original Walfred Thulin frame signed, dated and numbered verso: Thulin 1920 604
Handwritten label verso gives title, an inventory and what is probably the original price: Belmont Hill, inv. 521/16, $150.
Aldro Thompson Hibbard was celebrated for his snowy winter landscapes, particularly of Vermont. This prime example of his work in that genre depicts Belmont Hill, in his home state of Massachusetts. Hibbard, who spent most of his life in Rockport, Massachusetts was a true plein air painter who had trained at the Boston Museum School of Art under Frank Benson, Frederick Bosley and Edmund Tarbell before winning a scholarship for further study in Europe upon graduation. It is said that he discovered his talent for snow scenes when caught in a blizzard in the mountains near Madrid.
Paint film in very good stable condition. Faint craquelure in the snow along with some minor accretions. Under UV examination the painting is clean. There is no evidence of any restoration. Framed Dimensions 23 X 26 Inches
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