California Impressionist Garden Landscape Oil Painting By Margaret Cox Herrick For SaleEarly California Impressionist Landscape Oil Painting
~ Margaret Cox Herrick ~
Circa 1915 - 1925
~ please scroll down for more photos and information ~ SIZE:
Painting 12.5" x - 15" x 17" DESCRIPTION:
Very beautiful impressionist garden landscape by well-listed California artist,
Margaret Cox Herrick (1865 - 1950).
Heavy oils on board. Original Arts and Crafts gold wood frame.
Signed by the artist, lower right, "M.C.Herrick".
Inscribed on the reverse with the artist's name and address in Piedmont, California. Partial gallery label on the reverse. An owner's name, Mrs. Isobel McKee" on the backing paper along with a bio of the artist.
A very fine early 20th century American West Coast painting with great brush work, an excellent composition, and radiant colors. This piece is very much in the French style of Impressionism and reminds me of the paintings by Monet of his garden.
This painting was probably a view of a garden and house in Piedmont, which is near Oakland in the hills. Maybe Margaret Cox Herrick's own house. AGE: Circa 1915 - 1925 CONDITION:
Good condition, as shown in the photos and with the following noted: Several very tiny chip of paint loss to the surface (however they are not really visible unless looked for). Very light crazing in a few areas, but the paint seems to be firmly adhered to the brown board support. The painting does not need a cleaning and appears to be unvarnished, or lightly varnished. The signature on the front is clear, but looks a bit worn.
The frame is likely original to the work and in very much in the Arts and Crafts style. It is in good condition with some light wear and scratches. The painting would benefit from and display better in a larger, wider period frame.
Margaret Cox Herrick
(1865 - 1950)
Painter. Born in San Francisco, California on June 24, 1865, the daughter of artist William F. Herrick. Margaret studied at the local School of Design under Virgil Williams, Emil Carlsen, and Arthur Mathews, as well as in the studios of William Keith, Frederick Yates, and Mary Curtis Richardson. She further studied at the Art Students League in New York City and in Europe. After the earthquake of 1906, she moved across the bay to a home in Piedmont at 312 Pacific Avenue and maintained a studio in Oakland at 1302 12th Street. Margaret Cox Herrick died in Piedmont on June 16, 1950.
Working in oil and watercolor, she produced landscapes, portraits, figure studies, and still lifes.
Piedmont Art Gallery (Oakland), 1907; California Artists, Golden Gate Park Museum, 1915; San FranciscoArt Association, 1904-23; Oakland Art Gallery, 1939; Golden Gate International Exposition (GGIE), 1939; Society for Sanity in Art, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 1940.
Museums & World Held:
Oakland YWCA (lunette); First Congregational Church, Oakland (portrait of Rev. J. K. McLean); Kansas City Convention Hall (portrait of Herbert Hoover); Veterans Home, Livermore, CA. (portrait of Charles Lindbergh); California Historical Society. Bohemian Club; American Association of Artists 1919-33; Yale University Art Gallery. ~ please click on image for high definition photos ~
This painting will be a museum quality addition to any collection of America Art and will display beautifully in any Mid Century Modern, Edwardian, Monterey Style, Craftsman, Spanish Colonial, Bugalow, or Arts and Crafts decor. PLEASE NOTE :
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