Signed and dated 'Horace T. Carpenter/1926' bottom right, oil on canvasboard
15 3/4 x 20 in. (40 x 50.8cm)
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Acquired directly from the above.
Knoke Galleries, Atlanta, Georgia.
Collection of Dorrance H. Hamilton.
Horace Carpenter was born in Michigan but spent most of his life in Pennsylvania, studying at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts under Thomas Eakins (1844-1916), the Philadelphia School of Industrial Art, as well as the New York Students League. His early career was focused on engineering, illustration, and writing. He is most well known for his illustrations, which were included in several noteworthy books in the late 19th and early 20th century. In the present painting, a pier is depicted in stunning shades of reds and blues, deftly painted from an interesting aerial angle to show the bustling commercial industry of shipping, imports, and exports in the city.
Sold for $30,000 (buyer's premium included)