Of all the subjects Edward Willis Redfield painted, the winter landscape surrounding his Bucks County home was his favorite. He is famous for strapping his canvases to trees and painting large works “all in one go,” while bundled up in a heavy overcoat. This scene combines many of Redfield’s favorite motifs, the horse-drawn wagon, the quirky rural structures and most of all, the rolling hills of Pennsylvania.
Paintings by Edward Willis Redfield are the most widely recognized and revered of the plein air works we now refer to as Pennsylvania Impressionism. They are represented in major museum collections all over the country. Winter Road is a quintessential example of the artist’s most acclaimed period and style. It is unlined, in mint condition, and in a period Arts and Crafts frame.