Pathway to the Church, c. 1915
- Oil on canvas
- 28.25" x 36.5", artwork
- 37" x 45", framed
Consigned to American Legacy Fine Arts by private collectors
In Jean Mannheim’s "Pathway to the Church" a lone figure walks up a narrow dirt path through a field lined with stands of eucalyptus trees, heading toward a beautiful white chapel with a red tiled roof and steeple. In the far distance through a gap in the trees, can be seen a fading blue sky and purple range of the San Gabriel mountains. Prominently placed in the foreground are yucca plants, signaling the location as the Arroyo Seco in Pasadena, California. The artist lived on South Arroyo Boulevard along the banks of the Arroyo Seco. It seems to be early evening, when there are few shadows, lending a somber mood to the lovely painting, suggesting the figure seeks either redemption or solace.
Wood with gold-tone (metal) finish.
DAV, Benezit Vol. 9 p. 173 (listed as “Jan”), AIC p. 720, Whos2 p. 2174.
“Katherine Norris Fine Art” label
“American Legacy Fine Arts” label
“FACL” label ID # 05-234
White hand-written label with title and Inv # "103"
Early California Masters: Paintings from the Katherine A. Norris Legacy Collection, American Legacy Fine Arts, Pasadena, California, November 12 - December 19, 2021
"From a Versatile Brush: The Life and Art of Jean Mannheim" by Richard W. Reitzell; Published by Arroyo Publishing, Los Angeles, California, January 2011; Page 160
May have been illustrated in “American Art Review” magazine, December 2005 issue
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