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Origin United States, Pennsylvania
Period 1920-1949
Materials Oil on canvas
Dimensions
W. 50 in; H. 42 in;
W. 127 cm; H. 106.68 cm;
Description The painting retains its original frame.
Label on frame verso: (printed) "CAR[NEGIE] INSTITUT[E] [PI]TTSBURGH, PA., [U.S.A.]/[missing]"; "ADDRESS" (handwritten in ink) "c/o The Penna Acedemy of The Fine Arts, Phila/Pa"
Label on frame verso: (printed) "FELLOWSHIP ANNUAL EXHIBITION/" (handwritten in ink) "WALTER STUEMPFIG"/"OIL"
Provenance: from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond T. Entenmann. Mr. Entenmann was the curator of schools at the Pennsylvania Academy of the fine Arts and subsequently director of the Fort Worth Art Center in Texas, now the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Walter Stuempfig, Jr. was born to a wealthy family in Germantown, Pennsylvania. After graduating from the Germantown Academy in 1930 he briefly studied architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. He enrolled in the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1931, where he won the prestigious Cresson Scholarship for travel abroad in 1934. He became an instructor of drawing and composition at the Pennsylvania Academy in 1948, and taught there until his death. Stuempfig, who considered himself a “romantic realist,” became noted for both his figural compositions and landscapes of the Philadelphia area and New Jersey shore. The aura of mystery and detachment in this composition is reminiscent of Edward Hopper, an artist with whom Steumpfig is often compared.
Styles / Movements Impressionism
Dealer Reference Number RS 6187
Incollect Reference Number 124732
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