In Rockport from the Headlands, Grant offers a view of the harbor from the bluffs along Atlantic Avenue, with a number of boats at anchor and a family navigating the granite boulders that gave the town its name. The domed steeple of the Old Sloop Congregational Church rises over the waterfront buildings, the edge of the famous Motif #1 fish shack is included at far right, and it’s possible that the artist himself appears in the picture, seated at left observing the scene that he would later create.
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Private collection, Illinois (a fellow painter, who likely acquired it from the artist)
By descent to private collection, Wauconda, Illinois
1). (verso of board in pencil) J. Jeffrey Grant 309607 / Return (6)
2). (verso of board in pencil) 66