Offered for sale is a Tonalist oil painting on canvas by renowned illustrator, Franklin Booth (1874 – 1948). The landscape features a winding road by a pond with tall fir trees in the foreground set against an aging sunset. His use of colors excites the viewers imagination and leaves one with a grand sense of peace.
Franklin Booth was a very influential American artist known mostly for his intense and detailed illustrative pen and ink drawings. He was born on a farm in Carmel, Indiana and became one of the most successful commercial artists of his time. He illustrated books for James Whitcomb Riley and Mark Twain as well as other famous authors. A compilation of his work was published in a limited edition by Robert Frank in 1925. Although his fame as an illustrator stands out as his greatest accomplishment, his paintings have become quite collectible and showcase another side of his artistic genius.
The painting is in good condition with some fine age related crazing to the canvas and three small areas of restoration (shown on the back). The painting is housed in a later designed frame that greatly complements the colors of the image.
Size of Frame: 41 ¾” Width by 29 ¾” Height
Size of Image: 35 ½” Width by 23 ½” Height.
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