Ernest Fiene (American, 1894-1965)
Signed "E. Fiene." l.l., titled, dated, and signed "FROSTY MORNING.1935./ERNEST FIENE." on the reverse, numbered and titled "#95..." in pencil on the stretcher, identified on a label from The St. Louis Art Museum affixed to the frame backing and an exhibition label from the Art Institute of Chicago (see below) affixed to the frame.
Oil on canvas, 26 1/4 x 36 1/4 in. (66.3 x 92.0 cm),framed.
Condition: Surface grime.
Provenance: Property of the Saint Louis Art Museum, sold to benefit the acquisition fund.
Exhibitions: The Art Institute of Chicago 48th Annual Exhibition of American Paintings & Sculpture, November 18, 1937-January 6, 1938, cat. no. 79, awarded the Norman Waite Harris Silver Medal.
Stamped "CITY ART MUSEUM/ST. LOUIS, MO." on the stretcher and on the back of the frame.
Frame dimensions are 36 3/8 x 46 3/8 in.
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