Amid Goodwin’s many depictions of Boston and New York City, few North Shore paintings are known to exist. In this piece, Gloucester, Massachusetts, Goodwin provides his viewers with a rare interpretation of the North Shore town. He focuses on the fishermen as they work on their boats in the harbor; the town, with the Portagee church Our Lady of Good Voyage at its apex, looks over them in dramatized form. While few would recognize the dense Gloucester skyline in this piece, it gives the artist’s own unique rendition of its essential elements.
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Private collection, Swampscott, Massachusetts
- 17 MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS / BOSTON, Massachusetts 02115 / Artist: A. C. GOODWIN / Title: Glouchester (sic) Harbor – S.E. 5318 / Exhibition: A. C. GOODWIN / Lender: Mr. William Postar / Address: 129 Charles Street, Boston, Massachusetts
- Pierce Galleries, Inc. / 721 MAIN STREET, RTE. 228 / HINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS 02043
Patricia Jobe Pierce, The Ten, 1976. Illustrated on page 89.
A. C. Goodwin, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston