Walter L. Greene (1870-1956) When Winter Comes 24 x 30 1/8in (Painted circa 1924.)

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Lot 54
Walter L. Greene
(1870-1956)
When Winter Comes 24 x 30 1/8in

Sold for US$ 6,950 inc. premium

American Art

22 May 2019, 16:00 EDT

New York

Walter L. Greene (1870-1956)
When Winter Comes
signed 'Walter L. Greene' and signed again indistinctly (lower right)
oil on canvas
24 x 30 1/8in
Painted circa 1924.

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Alan M. Goffman American Paintings, New York.
    Sale, Morphy Auctions, Denver, Pennsylvania, December 6-8, 2006, lot 1793.
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.

    New York Central Lines produced an annual art calendar for its employees and customers and Walter L. Greene was commissioned to produce the present work for their 1925 edition. The image centers the Twentieth Century Limited, an express passenger train which operated on the New York Central Railroad for the first half of the 20th century, is seen speeding toward the viewer. The artist was regarded for his depictions of railways and industrial scenes and managed the Art Department for General Electric from 1903-1940. Greene was the chief illustrator of these calendars through 1931.

    The present work will be accompanied by the framed calendar lithograph from 1925.
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