Fern Isabel Coppedge (1883-1951), American
SUMMERING AUSTRIA, CIRCA 1925
Oil on canvasboard; signed "Fern I. Coppedge" bottom edge right. Contained in a giltwood frame, circa 1920-1940s.
10 x 12 in — 25.4 x 30.5 cm
Fern Isabel Coppedge was associated with the New Hope School of American Impressionism. She and Mary Elizabeth Price became some of the only female painters within the male-dominated group of Pennsylvania Impressionists. She studied under William Merritt Chase at the Art Students League in New York, and under Henry Bayley Snell at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women. Fern settled in New Hope, PA in 1920.
This lot will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue Raisonne (publication date: 2020) being compiled by Les & Sue Fox of West Highland Publishing & Fine Art.
The artist, Philadelphia, PA., possibly from an exhibition, with the exhibition label accompanying the lot;
McClees Galleries, Philadelphia gallery label verso backboard;
Private Collection, Toronto;
By descent to current Private Collection
An inscribed exhibition card for an unknown show, signed and titled sent from the artist's studio address located at 4011 Baltimore Ave., Philadelphia, PA accompanies the backboard that is fitted with a hinged picture stand