Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas, 1882, signed and dated at lower left, presented in a period gilt composition frame.
Stretcher size 8 x 12 in.; Frame dimensions 12 1/2 x 16 1/2 in.From the Estate of the Late Ruth Edgerton, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Born in Paris, Frederick Rondel, Sr. was a successful landscape and marine painter. He was living in Boston by 1855 and painted extensively throughout New England and as far as San Francisco.
Rondel is credited as the only art teacher Winslow Homer. After the Civil War, he accepted a faculty position at the National Academy of Design. He exhibited at the National Academy, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Boston Athenaeum.
Extensive craquelure; surface grime; later gold paint and age cracks to frame.