Hibbard made his first and only trip abroad in 1913-1914, when he won the Museum School’s prestigious Paige Traveling Scholarship. First staying in London and then Paris, he soon crossed over to Spain and ventured through several of the country’s towns before making his way to Italy.
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The summer of 1914 found him in Capri, Venice and Chioggia, Italy, filling his sketchbooks and working en plein air to capture the charming residents and colorful vessels along the waterfront of these historic places. Italian Boats and Archway was likely painted at either Venice or Chioggia, where the artist stayed from mid-May until late September, before the outbreak of war eventually cut his European adventure short and he returned to the States after Thanksgiving.
By descent through the family of the artist
(in faded pencil, upper right corner verso) $150