Apr 02, 2015 - Sale 2378

Sale 2378 - Lot 12

Price Realized: $ 13,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000
ALLAN FREELON (1895 - 1960)
View of Gloucester Street.

Oil on masonite board, circa 1928. 406x508 mm; 16x20 inches. Signed in oil, lower right recto. Inscribed "Painted on....Varnished on.." (fragments lost) in oil, lower right verso.

Provenance: private collection, MD.

This landscape of dappled light and color is a beautiful and scarce example of the Impressionist painting of Allan Freelon. Painted shortly after he graduated from the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art, this landscape is typical of the street views Freelon found in the fishing port and town of Gloucester, MA, in the late 1920s. This quiet view down a street with a glimpse of the harbor's waters epitomizes Freelon's interest in light and color - also found in his View of Gloucester, 1928 and Boat at Harbor, 1928. Freelon began visiting the artist colony and painting there around the summer of 1924. This oil was also painted during his two-year study at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia from 1927-1929 where he studied Impressionism.