Original Oil Painting by Denver Painter Henrietta Bromwell. H. E. BROMWELL, Henrietta or "Nettie"
Original Oil Painting by Denver Painter Henrietta Bromwell
Original Oil Painting by Denver Painter Henrietta Bromwell
Original Oil Painting by Denver Painter Henrietta Bromwell
Original Oil Painting by Denver Painter Henrietta Bromwell
Original Oil Painting by Denver Painter Henrietta Bromwell
Original Oil Painting by Denver Painter Henrietta Bromwell
Original Oil Painting by Denver Painter Henrietta Bromwell

Original Oil Painting by Denver Painter Henrietta Bromwell

[Denver]: Henrietta Bromwell. Original Painting. Oil on Canvas, Framed. Original oil painting, framed, depicting a disused pioneer cabin amid a forest clearing, blue sky and pink clouds overhead. Exposed painting measures 9.75 x 8 inches; frame measures 14 x 11 inches. Bromwell neglected to sign and date many of her paintings; this work is signed "H. E. Bromwell" and features the "July 25, 192[unintelligible]". On the back of the period frame is the remnant of a store label for Chain & Hardy Book, Stationery and Art Co., Denver, with only the address (1609-1615 Arapahoe St.) and "Art Department" remaining. The painting is in Fine condition, with three small chips to the gilded Victorian frame (please see photos). Painting Fine within a Very Good Ornate Frame. Item #5361

Born in Illinois, in 1870 Henrietta Elizabeth Bromwell (1859-1946) moved to the Colorado Territory when her father, Henry Pelham Holmes Bromwell joined the territorial legislature. She studied art at the University of Denver and, with Anne Evans, daughter of John Evans, Colorado's second territorial governor, founded the Denver Artists Club (also known as the Artists' Club of Denver). By 1923 that organization evolved into the Denver Art Museum.

The subject of the painting is typical of Bromwell's oeuvre, utilizing mountain streams, rustic settings and pioneer life as her subjects. In an 1899 article, Bromwell credited Monet as influencing her landscape painting, as the lighter color palette and loose brushstrokes attest. Critics have suggested the influence of Henry Durrie and Jasper Francis Cropsey. Interest in Bromwell fluctuates, with articles appearing periodically. In 1997 an issue of Colorado Heritage featured just that, with the cover boasting a Bromwell painting akin to this offering.

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Price: $1,150.00