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John Edward Costigan Pastoral Genre Oil Painting, Early to Mid 20th Century

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John Edward Costigan (American, 1888 – 1972)
Untitled (pastoral scene with figures), early to mid 20th century
Oil painting on canvas
Signed to the lower right
Inscribed “Orangebury N.Y.” to the verso
Stamp to the verso

Born in Rhode Island in 1888, the predominantly self taught artist John Edward Costigan is known for his rural genre scenes and landscapes. After briefly studying at the Art Students League, Costigan started at the H. Miner Lithography Company where he worked furthering his technical skills as an engraver and illustrator for 22 years. His highly textured works, slightly reminiscent of the Impressionists, often depict idyllic scenes from the artist’s own life. His wife and children are frequent subjects. In 1968, the Smithsonian Institute hosted a 50 years of Costigan Retrospective. He has received numerous other awards and is held in a number of private collections.

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- large chip to the right edge of the frame; dust, accretion, and craquelure throughout composition; darkening of the paint; staining and toning to the canvas to the verso.


49.0" W x 44.0" H x 1.5" D

- measures frame, visible image measures 44.5" W x 39.5" H.

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