George Elmer Browne (Massachusetts, Connecticut, 1871-1946) oil on canvas impressionist painting titled "Along the Docks," depicting a night time harbor scene with two figures standing at a railing on front dock, with tall sailing vessels along the wharf and with the moon rising in the distance. Signed en verso. Three old paper labels adhered to back of canvas and/or frame, all appear to be inventory labels. Housed in a period gilt molded frame with elaborate foliate scroll and floral moldings. Sight – 23-7/8" H x 19-3/8" W. Framed – 36-7/8" H x 32-1/2" W x 6-1/4" D. American, late 19th/early 20th century. Biography: Massachusetts-born George Elmer Browne studied in Boston at the Cowles Art School and the Museum of Fine Arts, and in Paris with Jules Lefebvre and Tony Robert-Fleury. Browne founded the Impressionist-influenced West End School of Art in Provincetown, Mass. He was a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in France and a member of the National Academy of Design. (source: Benezit Dictionary of Artists). CONDITION: Good condition with slight craquelure. One repair patch, 1" x 1-1/8", en verso, left edge lower quadrant. Possible overpainting or cleaned varnish left side evident with blacklight.
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