Spring Landscape

(1873–1951)

Size: 36 x 42 1/4 inches (91.4 x 107.3 cm)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Signed and dated lower left: John Wells James / 1921
Why We Love It

James painted this large springtime landscape in the light and airy pastel colors of the season. The subject is rendered in the loose style of the Pennsylvania Impressionists using bold swirling brushstrokes with thick dabs of paint. This delicate pastoral scene would make a lovely addition to any collection of Pennsylvania Impressionism.

The Value

This colorful pastoral scene makes a delightful addition to any collection of Pennsylvania Impressionism or American Impressionism in general. James is not as well known as some of the other Pennsylvania Impressionists, making his work more affordable yet no less noteworthy and beautiful.