Centre Bridge

A work made of oil on canvas.

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1904

Artist:

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.

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American Art, Ryerson Library Reading Room

Artist

Edward Willis Redfield

Title

Centre Bridge

Origin

United States

Date

1904

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed lower right: EW Redfield

Dimensions

91.4 × 127 cm (36 × 50 in.)

Credit Line

W. Moses Willner Fund

Reference Number

1905.152

Extended information about this artwork

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