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Lower Falls

1915
25 1/2 x 29 1/2 in. (64.8 x 74.9 cm)

W. Elmer Schofield
American (Philadelphia, PA, 1867 - 1944, Cornwall, England)

Object Type: Painting
Medium and Support: Oil on canvas
Credit Line: Bequest of Mrs. Ernest R. Willard
Accession Number: 1940.42
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Location: Not currently on view

When Director George Herdle invited artists to exhibit their work at the Memorial Art Gallery, he often included an invitation for them to visit Rochester, give a talk, and meet potential patrons. Such was the case with Walter Elmer Schofield's 1915 exhibition. In March, he came to Rochester, spent time braving cold weather in various locales and painted at least two canvases. As he stood by his easel on the Driving Park Bridge overlooking the Lower Falls of the Genesee River, a news photographer happened upon him and took his picture for the March 3, 1915, newspaper. The headline? "Artist Braves March Weather to Paint Lower River".

[Gallery label text, 2007]

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Artist's signature, lower left: Schofield


Provenance
Purchased from the artist by Mr. Ernest R. Willard, 1915; to his widow at his death; bequeathed to the Gallery by Mrs. Ernest R. Willard in 1940

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View of the Lower Falls of Rochester - 1870-1879 Image from the Rochester Images Project, direct url = http://photo.libraryweb.org/carlweb/jsp/DoSearch?databaseID=716&count=10&terms=492&index=z
Old McCrackenville at Lower Falls Image from the Rochester Images Project, direct url http://photo.libraryweb.org/carlweb/jsp/DoSearch?databaseID=716&count=10&terms=14693&index=z
Lower Falls and factories 1912 Image from the Rochester Images Project, direct url http://photo.libraryweb.org/carlweb/jsp/DoSearch?databaseID=716&count=10&terms=11811&index=z
View of the Lower Falls and factories Ca. 1912 image from the Rochester Images Project, direct url = http://photo.libraryweb.org/carlweb/jsp/DoSearch?databaseID=716&count=10&terms=11811&index=z
Buildings at the Lower Falls 1916 image from the Rochester Images Project, direct url = http://photo.libraryweb.org/carlweb/jsp/DoSearch?databaseID=716&count=10&terms=12199&index=z
Lower Falls of the Genesee River 1894 image from the Rochester Images Project, direct url http://photo.libraryweb.org/carlweb/jsp/DoSearch?databaseID=716&count=10&terms=30&index=z
View of the Lower Falls 1906-1910 image from the Rochester Images Project, direct url http://photo.libraryweb.org/carlweb/jsp/DoSearch?databaseID=716&count=10&terms=14695&index=z
The Artist and the Framemaker: W. Elmer Schofield and H.W. Taylor Essay by James Church, the artist's great-grandson, on Schofield's preferred framers and frame styles.


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