MARTHA BRADSHAW BINTLIFF (1869-1947) GENRE PAINTING, watercolor on paper, a beautiful example featuring beachgoers in colorful attire before the Plaza de Panama of the Pan-American Exposition in San Diego. Signed lower left and inscribed "Plaza de Panama / San Diego" verso. Housed under glass in old frame with New York framer and artist supply label on paper verso. Circa 1915. 8 1/4" x 6 1/2" object, 10" x 7 3/4" OA. Provenance: Property of a Winchester, VA family. Catalogue Note: Martha Bradshaw Bintliff (1869-1947) was born in Wisconsin and spent time in various parts of the country throughout her life, including New York City, Minnesota, Arizona, and California. She studied at the Cincinnati Academy of Design and with Guiseppe Ferarrai in Rome for several years before returning to the U. S., where she settled in San Diego in 1915. The present example dates from this early period of Bintliff's career and demonstrates her exceptional abilities.
Painting in very good condition with minor toning to edges and small tear/loss to right edge. Frame with scratch and some wear.