Late Afternoon

Edward Willis Redfield, American, 1869 - 1965

c. 1917

Oil on canvas

32 x 40 inches (81.3 x 101.6 cm) Frame: 39 × 47 inches (99.1 × 119.4 cm)

Research inconclusive. Copyright may apply.

Curatorial Department:
American Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

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Credit Line:
Gift of Marguerite and Gerry Lenfest, 2008

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Following the example of the French Impressionists, Edward Redfield practiced plein air (open air) painting, working outdoors in an effort to catch fleeting effects of light and shadow. Best known for his rich, atmospheric snow scenes, the artist also rendered a number of dynamic images of running water, typically in late winter when the snow had begun to melt and the fast flowing brooks and streams provided perfect subjects for his “one go” method of painting. For Redfield, producing a painting was a performance and he put as much emphasis on the act of creating as he did on the finished work of art.