In 1976, the Farnsworth Museum held the first retrospective exhibition of Burpee's work in which Newfoundland Fish Wharf was shown. The painting likely dates to the period following his return from Europe because of the artist’s lively brushwork and attention to subtle lighting effects on the clouds, rocks and water, and reflects his continued fascination with the lives of the hardworking fishermen and dockworkers all along the Atlantic seaboard.
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Collection, Marietta, Georgia
- Previous Vose Galleries label, Inventory No. 33630
- Knoke Galleries, Atlanta, Georgia, with Artist, Title, Medium, Size, Signature, and Farnsworth exhibition information
- The William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum, Rockland, Maine / William Partridge Burpee / 1846-1940 / July 16 through September 5, 1976
William Partridge Burpee 1846-1940: An Exhibition of Oils, Watercolors and Pastels, The William A Farnsworth Library and Art Museum, Rockland, Maine, July 16 – September 5, 1976