Melbourne H. Hardwick (Massachusetts/Canada, 1857-1916) watercolor and gouache on paper marine painting, depicting two women with basket standing on a beach, gazing a a crowd of people gathered further down the beach near a sailboat, middle ground, two ships visible in the ocean below a cloudy sky, background. Signed lower right. Art Brokers Gallery, Huntsville, AL gallery label, en verso. Housed under glass in a wormy chestnut frame with off white linen matte and gilt wood rabbet edge. Sight – 18 1/2" H x 23 5/8" W. Framed – 24 1/2" H x 29 1/2" W. Provenance: Property of a private Alabama collection. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Minute foxing spots, scattered top left and lower right quadrants. Not examined outside of frame.
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