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George Robert Bonfield (River Scene)

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Artist: George Robert Bonfield
Title: River Scene
Year: 1850
Media: Oil on canvas, 16 × 24 inches
Description: Signed and dated in ink on verso: “River Scene/Designed & Painted by/G.R.Bonfield/1850.”

Bonfield spent the majority of his career in Philadelphia, where he painted views of the Delaware River. The titles of the paintings that he exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy indicate that he worked in such popular resorts Newport, Rhode Island, and Mount Desert, Maine. Bonfield lived in Beverly, New Jersey, from 1853 to 1854, Bordentown in 1856, and Burlington in 1857. In Beverly he stayed at his son Sylvester’s house on the banks of the Delaware, and many of his river scenes represent that area. Bonfield gave most of his marine subjects generic titles such as “Marine View” and “Coast Scene,” so their specific sites are difficult to identify. This “River Scene” is noteworthy for its stormy, dramatic quality.

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