As his work progressed, he adopted a Luminist technique and began to contemplate the atmospheric elements of the scene before him, but stayed true to his realist approach to painting. He also found plenty of inspiration in the secluded pristine shores of Canada, and Grand Manan clearly illustrates the artist’s remarkable talent for capturing the play of light among the clouds and the sparkling reflections on the gently lapping water. His gift for rendering atmosphere is also evident in the mist between the foreground and background cliffs.
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Private collection, Connecticut
To private collection, Parsippany, New Jersey, early 2000s
1). (in pencil lower stretcher, upside down) #27
2). (in pencil on top of frame verso, upside down) #128387
3). (in pencil on right side of frame) 5307
4). (incised on right side of frame) #5
1). (on frame) The Greenwich Gallery, Greenwich, Connecticut, with painting description
2). (on frame) Taylor Graham (gallery), New York, New York, with painting description
3). (handwritten old sticker on frame) 12