16 5/8 x 22 7/8 in.
Chauncey Foster Ryder,
(February 29, 1868–May 18, 1949)
Work on Paper
Medium and Support:
watercolor on paper
Florence Griswold Museum; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Feld
The view of the side porch of a grey farmhouse with two figures on it, probably in New Hampshire. "Through laying on veils of transparent color, Ryder was able to create his lyrical landscapes with an ease clearly expressed in the works themselves...The popularity of these watercolors is indicated in part by the numerous awards they won for him in the important watercolor exhibitions held across the country." (Ronald G. Pisano, AMERICAN ART & ANTIQUES)
Gwen English owns a sketch related to the work and plans to eventually gift it to FGM, to reunite it with the collection of sketches she gifted in 2013. See "Side Porch" object file for an image of the sketch and 2013.8.-file for handwritten note describing this plan.