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    EDWARD EMERSON SIMMONS (American, 1852-1931)
    Winter Twilight on the Charles River
    Oil on canvas
    13-1/4 x 21-1/2 inches (33.7 x 54.6 cm)
    Signed lower right: Edward E. Simmons



    PROVENANCE:
    Jeffrey R. Brown Fine Art, North Amherst, Massachusetts (label verso).

    EXHIBITED:
    Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas (label verso).

    Simmons was an American Impressionist painter and close friend of Childe Hassam. He is best remembered for his work as a muralist. Born in Concord, Massachusetts, the son of a Unitarian minister, he graduated from Harvard College in 1874, and trained with Lefebvre and Boulanger in Paris. In 1894, Simmons was awarded the first commission of the Municipal Art Society, a series of murals - Justice, Fates, and The Rights of Man for the interior of the Criminal Courthouse at 100 Center Street in Manhattan. This court is the criminal branch of New York Supreme Court where many New Yorkers serve on Jury Duty. Later Simmons decorated the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York, the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., and the Capitol at Saint Paul, Minnesota.

    Simmons was a member of the Ten American Painters, who, as a group, seceded from the Society of American Artists. He was also considered a contributor to the style known as the American Renaissance, a movement after the American Civil War that stressed the relationship of architecture, painting, sculpture and interior design. This luminous view of Charles River is an outstanding example of Simmons' sophistication as a landscape painter.


    Condition Report*: Lined canvas with paint film in excellent fully stable condition. Absolutely pristine under UV examination except for these isolated areas of conservation: one dot of inpaint above horizon line right center; 1-inch line of strengthening located 3 inches below top center edge of canvas; a 1 x 1-inch area of inpaint in lower left quadrant below the horizon.  Framed. Unframed
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    Auction Dates
    May, 2012
    15th Tuesday
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