George Glenn Newell Na Impressionist Cow Cattle Far
George Glenn Newell NA Impressionist Cow Cattle Farm Summer Landscape Plein Air Painting Woburn MA Mass. Massachusetts 1st of 2 in Sale
NEWELL, George Glenn, N.A. (American, 1870-1947): Cattle in a Summer Landscape, an Impressionist Plein Air Oil Sketch with One Cow Standing and One Lying Down, oil on canvas, 7 5/8" high x 8 5/8" wide, signed lower left G. Glenn Newell. Matted in contemporary gilt frame. Provenance: Central Florida collection.
NOTE: This is the first of two related works by the artist to be offered in this sale as individual lots.
The second work in this sale has a reverse inscription of "Woburn, Mass." and it is our opinion that this work was also completed there.
About the artist:
Newell, a painter of cattle and pastoral landscapes, was born in Berrien County, Michigan in 1870. He became a student of Edgar Melville Ward (1849-1915) at the National Academy of Design, after graduating from Albion College in Michigan and Columbia University. Newell also studied under Will S. Robinson and F. E. Courter at the Teacher’s College of New York. Newell himself became a National Academician in 1937, won several awards, and exhibited at the National Academy regularly between 1901 and 1944. In addition, Newell was president of Allied Artists of America and a member of New York’s Grand Central Art Galleries...(excerpted from a Richard H. Love and Michael Preston Worley, Ph.D. submission to the AskArt online database).
This work is painted on trimmed canvas however it retains tack holes at all four corners and we believe this was the original size of this plein air sketch, work is mounted with framing tape to later matboard and is not affixed to front later mat, there are fine spaced lines of craquelure across the composition vertically and horizontally but they are generally only noticeable in angular (raking) light, mellowed varnish, nice impasto, frame good.