Marion Huse (American, 1896-1967)
Signed "Marion Huse" l.l.
Oil on canvas, 30 x 32 in. (76.5 x 82.5 cm). framed.
Condition: Minor retouch, scattered paint losses, craquelure.
Provenance: By descent in the artist's family to the Fuller Museum of Art (Gift of the artist's husband, Dr. Robert Barstow), Brockton, Massachusetts, to the New Britain Museum of American Art.
Literature: Marion Huse, An Artist's Evolution, Exhibition Catalogue (Brockton, MA: Brockton Art Museum/Fuller Memorial, 1985), 44. cat. 24, illus. (color).
Exhibitions: Brockton Art Museum/Fuller Memorial, Brockton, Massachusetts, Marion Huse, An Artist's Evolution, June 2-August 25, 1985.
N.B. Marion Huse had a summer home and studio in Pownal, Vermont, a region that featured prominently in many of her paintings. This genre scene provides a glimpse of village activity in the early 1930s.
Craquelure throughout, with a star crack to u.l. quadrant. Two dots of minor retouch to u.r. corner, each less than 1/4 x 1/4 in.