Edward Willis Redfield, Late Afternoon

Edward Willis Redfield: Late Afternoon (c. 1925) Oil on canvas
Title
Late Afternoon
Date
c. 1925
Medium
Oil on canvas
Credit Line
Museum purchase, 1959

Late Afternoon conveys the stillness of a winter day along the banks of the Delaware River. Long blue shadows evoke the waning daylight, while thick brushstrokes create the palpable immediacy of cold air. A human presence is signified by the yellow and orange houses and the distant bridge across the water, connecting Pennsylvania with New Jersey. 

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