Thieme’s Rockport Quarry, painted in 1927, is a rare snapshot of the sheer manpower involved in extracting and preparing stone slabs for export, a vocation that, second only to fishing, was the economic backbone of the town for generations. The drama of the scene is further enhanced by his insightful use of light and color, as well as his strong sense of composition in capturing the impressive depth of the quarry.
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Purchased directly from the artist to private collection, and by descent through the same family for two generations to private collection, Weston and Concord, Massachusetts
(top stretcher in pencil) Rockport Quarry 150