Private collection, Hingham, Massachusetts
Sale, Skinner, Boston, Massachusetts, September 7, 2012, lot 419, from above
Private collection, Dutchess County, New York, acquired from above
Private collection, Hopewell Junction, New York
William Van de Velde Bonfield, an American artist who was most active in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, is best known for his quaint winter snow scenes. Son of engraver and marine painter George Robert Bonfield (1805–1898), the younger Bonfield was named after Dutch marine painter Willem Van de Velde the Younger (1633–1707). In keeping with tradition, William followed in his father’s footsteps and took up painting, though he gravitated toward different subject matter than that of his father’s work. Bonfield most often painted quiet, picturesque scenes of figures and buildings in the snow. His works are in the permanent collections
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