Wednesday, May 15th 2013 @ 8:03pm EDT
A fabulous original oil on canvas by Harry Aiken Vincent (American 1864-1931). Known for his impressionistic depiction of harbor scenes, this painting is true to the artist’s trademark subject matter. Colorful vessels are moored at the dock with working staff and waterfront buildings in the composition to the left. The paint is applied in impasto style to lend to the expressive overall effect. The painting is beautifully presented in a gold gilt gesso over wood frame which appears to be of the same vintage as the painting. Harry Vincent was a self taught artist, born in Chicago but found his way to Cape Ann, Massachusetts where he often enjoyed accompanying the local fishermen out to sea so he could study the ocean more closely. He was the first president of the renowned Rockport Art Colony which boasts the title as America’s oldest artist colony.
This painting is signed by the artist in the lower left corner and has been appraised by several services over the years.
Both the painting and the frame are in very good condition. Some craquelure as to be expected.
Overall measurement of the painting to include the frame is 39.5" high x 44.5" wide. The image is 29.5" high x 35.5" wide.