Due to John F. Carlson’s busy teaching schedule, his own painting time was generally relegated to the late fall and winter, and thus he became known for his tonalist snow scenes, as demonstrated in Mountain Stream. Rendered with his insightful use of subdued color, the artist effectively balanced the cooler tones of the snow and icy water with the warmer passages found in the sky and among the leaves on the trees.
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Christie’s auction, New York, January 1999
Eventually to collection, Plainfield, New Hampshire, by 2020
To collection, Rockport, Massachusetts, September 2020 to present
- (top stretcher in ink) Mountain Stream
- (lower stretcher in ink) John F. Carlson
- (on frame at top in marker) John F. Carlson
- (on frame) Newcomb-Macklin, Co., 45 West 27th Street, New York
- (on left stretcher) Christie’s sticker from January 1999 sale
- (on frame) Two more Christie’s stickers