Living by the Bay demonstrates Farndon’s fusion of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist techniques; from the former he adopted a love for working en plein air with fluid brushwork while the latter influence is revealed in his daring color palette. Like many of his sun-filled landscapes, the painting is rendered with a thick impasto used to define forms and instill vitality to an everyday scene, one in which man’s presence is felt in the laundry blowing gently in the breeze and in the sailboats dotting the harbor.
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Estate of the artist
With Vose Galleries, Boston, inventory no. WF-134, 1991
To private collection, Edgartown, Massachusetts, September 1992
Eventually to private collection, Los Angeles, California
(verso of board, upside down) Allied Artists
1). (on frame) artist’s estate stamp
2). Previous Vose Galleries label, inventory no. WF-134
Illustrated on page 17 of Walter Farndon, N.A. (1876-1964), Exhibition II, Vose Galleries, Boston, September 30 – December 1992
Walter Farndon, N.A. (1876-1964), Exhibition II, Vose Galleries, Boston, September 30 – December 1992