Toward the Close of Day

William Crothers Fitler

Toward the Close of Day, Paintings by William Crothers Fitler
  • Fitler painting
  • tonalist painting
Marked Down $2,000.00
Gallery Price $5,500.00
Title
Toward the Close of Day
Artist
William Crothers Fitler
Medium
Oil on canvas
Canvas size
14" height X 20" width
Frame
Gold gilded ornate wood molding with composition detail
Frame size
22 1/2" height X 28 1/2" width
Signed
"WC Fitler NY" at viewer's lower left
Date of creation
After 1871, when the Salmagundi Club was established
Condition
Painting is in excellent condition. Frame's corners could use some attention.
Provenance
Turn
About The Toward the Close of Day

The original paper label for this painting identifying its having been exhibited at the Salmagundi Club has been encapsulated and is attached to the back of the frame.

About William Crothers Fitler

Cited as a Tonalist landscape painter and illustrator, this artist was born in Philadelphia in 1857, dying in 1915.

A student at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, he became a member of the Salmagundi Club in 1881. This artist also joined the New York Water Color Club, the Kit-Kat Club, the Brooklyn Art Association (1881-1886). the Artists Fund Society and the New York Municipal Art Society.

Fitler exhibited widely to include the National Academy (1880-1907), Brooklyn Art Club (1881-1886), Boston Art Club (1881-1908), the Pennsylvania Academy (1879-1898) and the Art Institute of Chicago (1889 - 1911).

Most of Fitler's works were painted in the countryside of Connecticut, in New York and in Long Island. In 1901 he married the accomplished painter Claudine Raguet Hirst. The above was taken from Who Was Who in American Art 1564-1975 400 Years of Artists in America by Peter Falk.

Cultures

USA

Medium

Paintings

Subject

Landscapes

Keywords

OC Fitler, Fitler painting, tonalist painting