Costigan, John Edward American (1888-1972) large watercolor of a brook surrounded by trees some turning red and orange with the season. Watercolor and gouache on textured paper. Signed lower right, “J.E. Costigan N.A.” On the back in the upper left in pencil, “Brook- Autumn/ by John E. Costigan N.A.” and in the upper right, “Orangeburg N.Y.” Size, 20 7/8 by 25 7/8 inches.
Excellent condition in a good frame with linen liner. Have removed it from the frame and inserted separators between the watercolor and the glass and T hinged the paper to an acid free backing. The frame has a few dings but looks to be of the same vintage as the watercolor which is post WW II.
John Edward Costigan was elected to the National Academy in 1928. He exhibited in numerous shows and won prizes at the Corcoran, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and the American Watercolor Society. His works are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Phillips Gallery in Washington and many other institutions.