|Shoshone Falls, Idaho by J. H. Stansfield (1911)|
The painting is by a Utah artist named J. H. Stansfield. The Springville Museum of Art has several of his pieces and is interested in this one as well. My father is considering donating this painting to their collection. They have asked for photos of the painting, so I took some last week to send to them along with the approximate measurements. I say approximate because I can't get under the frame to know how big the painting really is. The frame measures out around 48" by 80". Here are a few up close shots of the painting.
My favorite part of the painting on the side of the falls. It's tough to spot in the larger photos, but there are some figures standing on the edge of the cliff.
This is one of the first paintings that I remember sparking my interest in art. My parents filled our family office and their home with original paintings and I'm slowly following in their footsteps. I'd be lying if I said I wouldn't miss this painting if it gets donated, but I'll be happy to see it in a museum where they can preserve it for future generations to enjoy.