Due to Carlson’s busy teaching schedule, his own painting time was generally relegated to the late fall and winter, and thus he became known for his tonalist snow scenes, as demonstrated in Fallow Acres. Dating from 1906, at the beginning of his tenure in Woodstock, the landscape is rendered with muted blues and greens, with occasional warm strokes of red to depict the last vestiges of leaves on spindly trees, and captures the lyrical qualities of the season.
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Estate of the artist
With Vose Galleries, Boston, inventory no. C-43, ca. 1978
To Sears Roebuck and Company, Chicago, Illinois, July 1978
To private collection, Osterville, Massachusetts, 1990 to present
1). (top stretcher in black) Fallow Acres
2). (lower stretcher in black) John F. Carlson
John F. Carlson, N.A. (1874-1945), Vose Galleries, Boston, from May 3, 1978