John Elwood Bundy (1853-1933)
Early Autumn Landscape
Watercolor on Paper
7 x 10 inches
Signed Lower Left
Housed in an older, hand-carved frame; painting is spaced-back from glass and in perfect condition.
This painting appeared in our weekly email on 7/22/16 with the following gallery comments:
John Elwood Bundy moved to Indiana from North Carolina at age five and was largely self-taught as an artist. He did engage in some formal study under Barton Hayes in Indianapolis and additionally, undertook copyist work on a stay in New York. Returning to Indiana, he set up shop in Martinsville and was, in 1887, hired by Earlham College in Richmond to head their art department. He maintained that position for eight years, resigning to devote his full attention to painting in 1895. Though he engaged in some travel, he’s known for his interior woods landscapes (and landscapes in general) in the Richmond, IN area. Today’s painting, Early Autumn Landscape (1906) is a wonderful gouache example. Featuring a road and distant fence row it’s a very typical (in a good way) Bundy watercolor. We kept this painting in its existent frame (older frame, likely not original) and re-set it, spacing the painting off the glass and backing it in acid-free materials. This ‘little gem’ is in excellent condition and ready to hang.
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