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Fenn painting sighting in Bloomfield

A few weeks ago, and I believe I wrote about this, I received a phone call from a local resident, Stephanie Kip, who told me that she is in possession of one of Fenn's paintings and that I am welcome to view it any time.

Well, things got in a way, and the viewing kept getting postponed. However, I made a resolution to talk to everyone and see everything I promised, and to do it this week. So, after an amazingly relaxing morning at the Van Vleck House and Gardens, I headed to Bloomfield to meet Stephanie.

And this is the painting.

I would like to thank Stephanie for letting me see it and letting me write about it. I hope this photograph will allow you derive some of that pleasure as well.

Stephanie tells me that she is a 4th generation Montclair-area resident, and that this painting has been in her family for at least 3 generations. Her father also made the trip to the lighthouse that was depicted in this painting and said that Fenn might have taken a few liberties with the composition. Those that know his work will know he did that on regular basis, simply to add a little more dynamic into his perspectives.

If you would like to know more about the history of this particular painting, and would like to speak to Stephanie, you can reach her here.


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