JOHN H. TWACHTMAN (American, 1853-1902) FESTINIOG.
Description: Used as an illustration for William Bishop’s “Over the Narrow Gauge” published in Scribner’s Monthly Magazine. Inscribed on verso “(Narrow Gauge Failary) Festiniog Town and Vale. Accompanied by literature: Holland, J.G. “Scribner’s Monthly: An Illustrated Magazine for the People”, Volume XVIII, May-Oct. 1879, Illustrated p. 605. Created: 1879 Frame: Period giltwood frame with carved decoration Medium: Oil on canvas Signature: Signed and dated lower left “J.H. Twachtman.” Title: “FESTINIOG” Work Size: 8″ x 10″ Framed Dimensions: 12 – 1/4″ x 14 – 1/2″ x 1″.
John Henry Twachtman (August 4, 1853 – August 8, 1902) was an American painter best known for his impressionist landscapes, though his painting style varied widely through his career. Art historians consider Twachtman’s style of American Impressionism to be among the more personal and experimental of his generation. He was a member of “The Ten”, a loosely allied group of American artists dissatisfied with professional art organizations, who banded together in 1898 to exhibit their works as a stylistically unified group. His works are in many museum collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.