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Object Name Painting
Title Summer Landscape in the Berkshires
Artist Jones, Hugh Bolton
Date 1875 ca.
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions H-24 W-35.5 inches
Signature "H. Bolton Jones"
Signature Location lower left
Provenance Children of Columbus, Georgia, Public Schools
W.C. Bradley Library, Columbus, Georgia
Credit line Gift of the Bradley Library & the children of Columbus Public Schools.
Accession Number G.1954.96
On view: no
Label information This Impressionist painting is important in the history of the Columbus Museum. In 1924, painter Charles Frederick Naegele and a group of local art supporters began to organize a series of "Penny Art Fund" shows. During the shows, Columbus schoolchildren voted for their favorite painting with their dime entrance fee. The money collected (plus anonymous donations to make up the difference) allowed the favorite paintings to be bought for the community. Jones' painting, purchased between 1925 and 1926, originally hung in the Bradley Library. In 1954, when the then-called Bradley Museum (now the Columbus Museum) opened, the Jones painting was among the first gifts. Sadly, a 1959 fire destroyed the remaining "Penny Art Fund" pictures. The Jones landscape is the only surviving artwork.
Search Terms Impressionism
National Academy of Design
Subjects Landscape