John Noble Barlow (Rhode Island/United Kingdom, 1861-1917) large oil on canvas coastal landscape painting depicting fishing boats on a beach with figures in the foreground, another fishing boat already at sea in the background, all under a sky with billowy white clouds. Signed "J. Noble Barlow" and dated "1902" lower right. Housed in a period carved foliate gilt wood frame with acanthus carved corners. Paper Labels en verso of frame for James Connell & Sons, Glasgow, and for Robert MacIndoe, Carver, Gilder, and Picture Frames, West Regent Street. Sight – 39 1/8" H X 28 3/8" W. Framed – 53" H x 42" W x 4 1/4" D. Biography: John Barlow was born in Manchester, England and enrolled at the Academie Julian in Paris, and studied for two years under Jules Joseph Lefebvre, Paul Delance, and Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant. Barlow also studied in Belgium, the Netherlands, and New York City. He later emigrated to the United States and became a U.S. citizen in 1887. Barlow lived in Providence, Rhode Island and was a member of the Providence Art Club and. His paintings were exhibited at the National Academy of Design and the Art Institute of Chicago. Barlow returned to Europe by 1889. In 1896, Barlow was made a member of the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) and, in 1916, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI). CONDITION: Painting overall very good condition with light overall grime. Frame with old scattered repairs.
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