Lambertville Lock


Size: 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches (21 x 26 cm)
Medium: Oil on board
Inscribed on verso: Lambertville Lock
Why We Love It

This quick oil sketch of Lambertville just glows with the excitement and energy of the artist’s hand. The thick juicy brushstrokes of red, blue, and green swirl across the canvas, creating a rich textural surface. Through his bold and expressionistic style, Folinsbee breathes a dynamic sense of life into this quiet pastoral scene.

The Value

Folinsbee’s early work, of which this is an example, remains his most collectible and critically acclaimed.  In it he paints the New Hope landscape in a limited range of deep color. The style of these paintings combined with their work-a-day subject matter causes them to stand out among other Pennsylvania Impressionist works for their ability to capture the look of a place without sentimentality or pat beauty.