Winter (New Hope)
Oil on canvas.
14 x 16 1/4 inches Frame: 18 3/4 x 20 3/4 inches.
Signed lower left: Fern I Coppedge titled, signed and annotated verso on both top and bottom stretcher bars: (Top) Winter - New Hope by Fern I Coppedge / dated either 1921 or 1926 (bottom) Winter by Fern I. Coppedge (illegibly annotated on third line).
Provenance: Purchased 30 years ago from Bluebird gallery in Medford, OR.
CONDITION: In overall good condition the canvas has been relined. When examined under black light the signature does not glow or show there are two areas of in-painting mainly in the green bush in the foreground and the highlighting in the branches. Slightly crushed impasto and discoloration to the varnish. Canvas would benefit from being cleaned and re-varnished. Canvas visible in the red of the roof looks to be intentional.
Auction Date: October 12, 2019