Walter Elmer Schofield, Bridge in Suffolk

Date unknown
Oil on canvas board
Credit Line
Gift of the Margaret E. Phillips 2017 Artworks Trust, 2020
11 1/2 x 13 1/2 in.

In 1927, Schofield and his wife purchased historic Otley High House in the county of Suffolk in England. From there, the artist would journey through the countryside with a supply of small prepared canvas boards and make quick impressionistic views, like this one. He would capture the picturesque features of architecture and nature as they interacted with light and shadow, but also determine the main components of a composition he might return to later in the studio.

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