American School “Warm Light in Winter” circa 1900

American School “Warm Light in Winter” circa 1900

$1,200

Unknown artist
American
Warm Light in Winter, ca.1900
Pastel on paper
15-1/2 x 10-1/4 inches (sight size)
Signed at lower left (illegibly).

Unknown artist
American
Warm Light in Winter, ca.1900
Pastel on paper
15-1/2 x 10-1/4 inches (sight size)
Signed at lower left (illegibly).

A single low iron street lamp warmly glows through a typical New England snow storm. The late time of day and thick down pour of snow contrasts beautifully with the yellow glow of the homes in the quaint community. The scene captures an hour or two into the storm based on the small accumulation.

The pastel chalk grays all the colors used in the work and imparts the entire composition a harmonious tone. The painting is similar in location, theme and technique to the Cos Cob Colony painters.