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Aiden Lassell Ripley (1896-1969) Woodcock by the Stream
signed "© A. Lassell Ripley" lower right
watercolor, 18 by 29 in.
Mercedes G. Shoemaker lived in the Pittsburgh area and was the wife of the late G. Albert Shoemaker, retired President of Consolidation Coal Company. She was made an Honorary Alum of Penn State in 2000 in recognition of her service to the University, where The G. Albert Shoemaker Program in Business Ethics at Smeal College of Business is named in her husbandís honor. According to her obituary, Mercedes had a passion for fly fishing. This bright upland watercolor is classic Ripley; staunch dogs on point, hunters at the ready, and woodcock flying.
Provenance: The Estate of Mercedes Shoemaker, acquired from The Crossroads of Sport, New York Private Collection, Massachusetts
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