Spring Day

(1848-1919)

Size: 17 x 19 inches (43.2 x 48.3 cm)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Signed lower right: FD
Why We Love It

Although Duveneck is often known for his earlier paintings in the dark and loose style of the Munich School, he also spent time in Italy, where he began painting plein air landscapes that were influence by the light and color of the Mediterranean. After returning to the United States in 1888, he continued to employ the lighter palette and smooth brushwork that he had developed during his time there, as can be seen in this idyllic spring landscape.

The Value

Paintings by Duveneck are rare, especially landscapes like Spring Day with its lighter palette and echoes in style of John Twachtman. The work is in excellent condition and has a fine period Carrig Rohane frame.