Joseph Henry Boston (1860 - 1954)

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Joseph Henry Boston (1860 - 1954)

1,250.00

Joseph Henry Boston (1860 - 1954)
"Early Sunrise Landscape"
Oil on Wood Artist Board
18 1/4 x 14 1/4 inches (frame)
16 x 12 inches (painting)
Signed: "J.H. Boston" (low left)
Exhibited: Carnegie Hall N.Y.
c. 1900

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Joseph Henry Boston was an excellent American artist born 1860 in Bridgeport Connecticut painting primarily landscapes, society portraits and genre scenes. This oil on wood artist board depicts a striking early sunrise landscape that was originally accompanied by a similar painting entitled "Midnight". Painted with a lighter and softer feeling than that of the matching landscape is a sense that with the beginning of a new day brings hope and peace. We see the sky calm void of the ominous swirling clouds with harsh dark colors exchanged for soft greens, pinks and some orange. The brushstrokes are heaviest surrounding the sunrise with a nice pop of color adding to the feeling of a promising beginning.

The matching painting has pencil writing on the reverse indicating this work was exhibited in Carnegie Hall with the original price tag of 160 dollars which is a phenomenal bit of provenance. Other works have been sold at auction that were exhibited at the same time; one piece in particular was the nude female portrait "The Bather" sold through Doyle's auction. 

The condition of the work is excellent with no real signs of damage or mentionable wear. The previous owners had this painting and a second matching by Boston for the last 45 years taking very good care of them. Signed in the lower left corner "J.H. Boston" and with the provenance of this being exhibited at Carnegie Hall makes it an excellent example of Boston's works and why he has maintained a presence in many private collections.

I have a second available matching oil painting for sale as well so if your interested please feel free to ask.

If you have any additional questions please contact us below via email or direct by phone at (407)-739-3068.

Artist Biography

"Joseph H. Boston, a painter noted for society portraits as well as landscape and genre scenes. He was born in 1860 in Bridgeport, Connecticut and spent much of his career in New York where he was a member of the National Academy of Design, Salmagundi Club, Allied Artists of America and the National Arts Club. He was an instructor at the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences and did much painting in the Hudson River Valley and Adirondack Mountains.

His early art training was at the National Academy of Design School, which he attended for five semesters. He first exhibited there in 1884, and his work was represented in 58 of the Academy’s exhibitions. Boston won a bronze medal at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo in 1901. In Brooklyn in 1902-03, he joined with William S. Barrett and other artists in the group called “The Brooklyn Ten”, later called “The Society of Brooklyn Painters”. These painters developed the Brooklyn New School of Art. Source: John Davis, “Joseph H. Boston”, Paintings and Sculptures in the Collection of the National Academy of Design, David Dearinger, Editor Member – National Academy of Design, Society of American Artists, Salmagundi Club, Allied Artists of America, National Arts Club Exhibited – Pan American Exhibition 1901, Brooklyn Institute of Art."

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