Carlson's rare spring and summer landscapes are depicted with his talent for rendering atmosphere, as evidenced by the warm tones and soft brushwork in The Valley in Spring.
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The painting was shown at one of the Salmagundi Club’s annual Thumb-box exhibitions, which began in 1908 and focused on works created en plein air measuring no larger than 16 x 20. As a member, Carlson participated in a number of the clubs shows over the years and was awarded the Vezin Prize for the best sketch in 1912.
Estate of the artist
With Vose Galleries, Boston, inventory no. C-282, ca. 1988
To private collection, Vernon, Connecticut, October 1988 to present
1). (verso of board in black) The Valley in Spring / John F. Carlson
2). (verso of board in old ink) This picture is painted upon the / best linen – mounted on Beaver(?) Board / John F. Carlson
1). Artist’s estate stamp
2). Salmagundi Club / Thumb-box Exhibition / Artist John F. Carlson / Title The [Va]lley in Spring / Price 100°° / 77