Early Snow, October

(1865-1944)

Size: 22 1/4 x 26 1/4 inches (56.5 x 66.7 cm)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Signed and dated lower left: Dwight Blaney 1914
Why We Love It

Although it sounds oxymoronic, Dwight Blaney perfectly captures the warmth of an early winter day. The quiet palette and soft light counterbalance and ultimately outweigh the chilling effect of the blue streaked snow. This scene was painted on his property in Weston, Massachusetts and exhibited in Boston at the St. Botolph Club.

The Value

It is impossible to acquire a fine American impressionist painting with a respected exhibition record, in its original frame and in unlined, perfect condition for under $50,000, let alone for under $30,000. This is the exception.