A very interesting large signed and dated 1880 oil on canvas landscape with hay stacks and pumpkins by female American artist Ellen Angeline Holmes. The artist is very interesting - she was born in New York, studied in Chicago and exhibited across the United States. The subject also most unusual with pumpkins amongst the haystacks. Signed and dated 1880 lower left.
Artist: Ellen Angeline Holmes (American, 1852-1933)
Title: Hay Stacks & Pumpkins
Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 25 x 35.5 inches (64 x 90 cm) including frame
Condition: Recently cleaned, small patch repair verso
Miss Ellen Holmes is an artist whose name I feel is worthy of notice. A former member of the Palette Club, she has been seen in many exhibits, having been represented at New York, Boston and St. Louis in both water color and oil paintings.
She has been spoken of as the truest and most artistic painter of flowers in Chicago. Simple and broad in her treatment of them, they have a freshness and tenderness that one can only get by being thoroughly acquainted with them.
In her landscapes nature speaks to her in poetic phrases, especially in the budding time of early spring and in the hazy, dreamy days of autumn. Most of the subjects are chosen about Chicago and her own home town of Beloit, Wisconsin.
Freeport Journal-Standard (Newspaper) (Freeport, Illinois) 17 April, 1905.
Submitted by Edward P. Bentley, Art Researcher and Historian, Greenville, Michigan.
Holmes, Ellen Angeline (1852-1933)
Born Columbus, Chenango County, New York. Died Beloit, Wisconsin.
Parents: Charles Burns and Sarah (Prentis) Holmes. He was a farmer.
Holmes, Ellen A., landscapes and flowers in oils and water colors; born Columbus, N.Y.; daughter of Charles B. and Sarah (Prentice) H.; studied at Chicago Art Inst. Exhibited at Boston Art Club and in New York, St. Louis, and Chicago. Studio, 104 Auditorium Bldg. Home, 18 Loomis St., Chicago, Illinois.
Hosking, Arthur Nicholas, The Artists Year Book, The Art League Publishing Association, Chicago. 1905-06.
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