Gloucester Wharf, Massachusetts is a high-keyed image filled with activity, typical of the bustling industry that helped drive the region’s economy. Schooled in the European academic tradition, Grant brought to his canvasses an intelligent and disciplined feeling for composition, form and color. With its distinctive arches, this scene is a view of the Atlantic Supply Co. Wharf at 37 Rogers Street, owned at the time by Captain Ben Pine. The architectural hallmarks feature the Gloucester City Hall clock tower at center and the First Baptist church spire at the far right.
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Collection of Erwin Kummer, Chicago, Illinois, a fellow artist and friend of Grant’s
To private collection, Chicago, Illinois, 1970
Gifted to collector’s son, Algonquin, Illinois, 2011