American & Modern Art

February 2227, 2020
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LOT 15

Lot 15

Fern Isabel Coppedge (1883-1951)

Fern Isabel Coppedge (1883-1951)
Lot 15 Details
Fern Isabel Coppedge (1883-1951), American


Oil on canvasboard; signed "Fern I. Coppedge" bottom edge right. Contained in a giltwood frame, circa 1920-1940s.
10 x 12 in — 25.4 x 30.5 cm

Estimate $7,000-$9,000

Realised: $4,200
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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Fern Isabel Coppedge (1883-1951)
  • Fern Isabel Coppedge (1883-1951)
  • Fern Isabel Coppedge (1883-1951)
  • Fern Isabel Coppedge (1883-1951)

The artist, Philadelphia, PA., possibly from an exhibition, with the exhibition label accompanying the lot;
McClees Galleries, Philadelphia gallery label verso backboard;
Private Collection, Toronto;
By descent to current Private Collection


This lot will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue Raisonne (publication date: 2020) being compiled by Les & Sue Fox of West Highland Publishing & Fine Art.


An inscribed exhibition card for an unknown show, signed and titled sent from the artist's studio address located at 4011 Baltimore Ave., Philadelphia, PA accompanies the backboard that is fitted with a hinged picture stand


Fern Isabel Coppedge was associated with the New Hope School of American Impressionism. She and Mary Elizabeth Price became some of the only female painters within the male-dominated group of Pennsylvania Impressionists. She studied under William Merritt Chase at the Art Students League in New York, and under Henry Bayley Snell at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women. Fern settled in New Hope, PA in 1920.


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LOT 15

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
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  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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