Spring Day

(1857-1932)

Size: 36 x 30 inches (91.4 x 76.2 cm)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Signed lower right: Francis C Jones
Why We Love It

Spring Day is exuberant. Viewing it lifts your spirits. While some of Jones’ works can be faulted for being too “studied” or “posed”, this painting demonstrates how successful he was when he set out to record a scenic moment. While he was vacationing in western Massachusetts, he came upon this lovely garden and with deft brushwork and a lovely, lush palette, found a way to capture it.

The Value

This artist’s sale numbers are all over the board, but his most successful works have brought strong prices. This canvas is large, in perfect condition and lovely in every way. It is married to a magnificent Milch frame and is, in all ways, a show stopper. As such, it will always rank in the top tier of the artist’s oeuvre.