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Centre Bridge

A work made of oil on canvas.

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.




Edward Willis Redfield
American, 1869–1965

About this artwork

Edward Willis Redfield, a leading member of a group of Impressionists located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, most frequently painted the landscape around his hand-built home in the river town of Center Bridge. His intimate familiarity with this land, and his commitment to recording its ever-changing appearance, is apparent in Centre Bridge, a wintry portrayal of the hillside above the town overlooking the Delaware River. Despite the painting’s look of immediacy, Redfield carefully composed the picture to emphasize the sweeping hillside and dramatic panoramic view of the valley, using a variety of brushstrokes. The flair of his technique and local flavor of his subject matter brought Redfield enormous critical and popular acclaim as the creator of art that seemed to reflect a distinctly American character: fresh, vigorous, and rough-hewn.


On View, Ryerson Library Reading Room


Arts of the Americas


Edward Willis Redfield


Centre Bridge


United States (Artist's nationality:)

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Oil on canvas


Signed lower right: EW Redfield


91.4 × 127 cm (36 × 50 in.)

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W. Moses Willner Fund

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