Thieme's harbor scenes and landscapes, such as The Other Side of Town, are infused with the glow of eternal summer days, which he achieved through his sensitive handling of light and shadow. According to a 1978 letter from the artist’s widow to a previous owner, this particular scene was captured on a road leading toward Pigeon Cove, where several friends of theirs lived. The painting exemplifies the charms of New England living, from the white picket fence just barely containing a sprawling garden of sunflowers and rose bushes, to the Colonial style cottages and the sparkling ocean on the horizon.
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Private collection, Parsippany, New Jersey
1). David H. Hall Fine Works of Art & Appraisals, Dover, Massachusetts / Anthony Thieme, 1888-1954 / “Other Side of Town” / oil on canvas 30 x 36”
2). (stamp on top stretcher) ANTHONY THIEME / ROCKPORT, MA
3). (stamp on top stretcher) COPYRIGHT RESERVED