"Hailing from Aberdeen, Scotland, James Jeffrey Grant moved to the United States in the early twentieth century and settled in Chicago. While a leading figure in the city’s artist circles, Grant found greatest inspiration for his work in the daily life and activity of Gloucester, a fishing village on Massachusetts’ North Shore where he summered for over twenty years. Though I have always been drawn to Grant’s rich depictions of Gloucester, I find A Gloucester Street particularly charming. The composition is suffused with allusions to the town’s industry, from the conversing fishermen to the brightly-colored hanging buoys. I find myself ushered into this colloquial scene, wanting to follow in the footsteps of the woman and child strolling through the historic streets of Gloucester." - Cecilia Christman, Sales & Marketing Associate
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Eventually to the collection of the artist’s niece, Chicago, Illinois
To Vose Galleries, Boston, inventory no. JJG-22, 2004
To private collection, Kingston, Massachusetts, December 2005 to present
Previous Vose Galleries label, inventory no. JJG-22
James Jeffrey Grant (1883-1960) and his North Shore Contemporaries: Cape Ann Painters During the 1930s and 1940s, Vose Galleries, Boston, October 27 – December 7, 2005