Fern Isabel Coppedge, Landscape with Bridge

Fern Isabel Coppedge: Landscape with Bridge (1912) Oil on canvas
Landscape with Bridge
Oil on canvas
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Gift of Dr. James Powell and William J. Powell, 1982

A plein air painter, Coppedge is known for the dense, saturated color of her winter landscapes. In this unusual painting from the early years of her career, she depicts a summery setting. She pays attention to the details and structure of the old country bridge and its locks, which were used to control the flow of water. Sensuous thick paint, warm color, and the strong diagonal composition of the path leading to the bridge beckon the viewer into the scene.

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