With its rural subject matter and subtle handling of shadows and sunlight, Bridge in Late Spring epitomizes Brown’s fusion of his Barbizon and Impressionist methods of painting. He was nicknamed “Appleblossom Brown” for his bright, optimistic landscapes of blossoming apple orchards, praised by critics for their “Wordsworthian” simplicity.
 William Howe Downes, “John Appleton Brown, Landscapist,” American Magazine of Art, 14, no 8 (August 1923), p. 437.
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Private collection, West Springfield, Massachusetts, since the 1960s
With Vose Galleries, Boston, inventory no. 33234, April 2000
To private collection, Wellesley, Massachusetts, September 2000 to present
- Previous Vose Galleries label, Inventory No. 33234
- Childs Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, with painting description
- A. A. Walker & Co., Boston (artists’ supplies merchant)