In the early 1920s, after almost fifteen years in Philadelphia, King moved to Stony Brook, Long Island, but continued finding inspiration for his landscapes throughout the Northeast, from the Lake Placid region of upstate New York to the coastline of Maine, and even visited the artists’ colony of Monhegan Island.
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Setting Sail demonstrates the melding of realist and impressionist sensibilities often found in his work and captures a rugged shoreline under sunny skies in a wonderfully engaging way.
From the family of the artist
With Vose Galleries, Boston, inventory no. 37035, January 1974
To collection of Abbot W. and Marcia L. Vose, Boston, Massachusetts, February 1975 to present
(verso of board in pencil upper left) #46
Previous Vose Galleries label, inventory no. 24081 (on painting and on frame)