In the watercolor, Gloucester, Massachusetts, Walter takes up a familiar vantage point on East Gloucester, overlooking Smith Cove and the brick chimney of the Tarr and Wonson Paint Manufactory on Rocky Neck. The fluidity of the watercolor medium allowed her to render the rippling ocean currents and rays of sun peeking through cloud cover. Walter received support from fellow women artists who also came to Gloucester for the summer including Cecilia Beaux, Jane Peterson, and her longtime friend Alice Schille. They influenced each other’s art, which can particularly be seen in the work of Walter and Schille who spent so much time together.
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Private collection, Arlington, Virginia
To Vose Galleries of Boston, inventory no. 30463, September 1991
To private collection, Cincinnati, Ohio, December 2002
To Vose Galleries of Boston, inventory no. 35094, March 2008
Returned to private collection, Cincinnati, Ohio, April 2009
Eventually to private collection, Quincy, Massachusetts, 2012
- Previous Vose Galleries label, Inventory No. 30463
- Previous Vose Galleries label, Inventory No. 35094
Martha Walter (1875-1976), Vose Galleries of Boston, July 1 - September 1992