Edward Potthast: A Holiday
Original painted in 1915,
Oil on Canvas, 30" x 40"

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Reproduction, Oil on Canvas, 38"x50"
Painted in San Francisco, 2001.
Currently in private collection, Collingswood, New Jersey.

Edward Potthast is an American Impressionist known for his idyllic depictions of the Atlantic shore. I think this is a particularly nice scene of sun-drenched children playing by the seaside, with minimal adult presence. This reproduction was commissioned for a New Jersey shore house, and I was told that the colors in the painting are a close match to the local sky and sea.

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