At the Clothesline

(1861–1948)

Size: 18 x 22 inches (45.7 x 55.9 cm)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Signed lower right: Irving R. Wiles
Why We Love It

This elegant picture shows off Wiles at his best. Moreover, this work probably depicts Wiles' daughter, Gladys, which makes it a particularly important and personal work within the artist's oeuvre. Wiles’ refined use of color, masterful brushwork, and expert handling of light and shadow make this painting an excellent example of his mature style and favorite subject matter

The Value

Wiles’s paintings of beautiful women and children in attractive settings were highly collectible during his own lifetime. They made his reputation as a foremost American Impressionist. To find an example like this, in excellent condition and with all of the most desirable features of his best paintings make this work a wonderful addition to any important American art collection.