Adele Frances Bedell (1861-1957)

  • ADELE FRANCES BEDELL (1861-1957)
  • Landscape with Tree (recto)
  • Oil on panel
  • 3 7/16 x 6 1/4 inches
  • Unsigned

These works by Bedell are unique for their inclusion of paintings on both the recto and verso. Landscape with Tree, likely painted in autumn, features a single, leafless tree in the center of the composition. The tree is placed against a clear blue sky and a backdrop of orange fall foliage in the distance. The verso of Landscape with Tree includes another landscape that also features a tree, but this time painted in either spring or summer, and in a vertical format.The small scale of these works, combined with their sketchy Impressionistic style, suggest that they were painted en plein air.

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