Consigned to American Legacy Fine Arts by private collectors
Alfred Mitchell’s plein air oil paintings often measured sixteen by twenty inches, the size that fit his sketch box, and could be easily carried outdoors. In this 16 x 20-inch painting of Mt. Shasta, an active volcano in Northern California, the artist leads the viewer’s eyes upwards through the V-shaped composition displayed by the pine trees in the middle ground. The snow-capped mountains are described with bold strokes of color, including faint pink and lavender, while portraying the foreground valley in lavish strokes of bright green and orange. Though mostly a realistic depiction of the scene, Mitchell’s highly expressive use of color is also evident.
Wood with gold gilt finish, made by Mayén & Olson, dated 2010.
DAV, AIC p. 775, Whos2 p. 2295.
Signed and titled
Faded label for "Katherine Norris Fine Art"
“American Legacy Fine Arts” label
Early California Masters: Paintings from the Katherine A. Norris Legacy Collection, American Legacy Fine Arts, Pasadena, California, November 12 - December 19, 2021
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