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Mabel May Woodward (Rhode Island, 1877-1945) impressionistic oil on canvas laid down on board marine painting titled "Three Ships Volendam, Holland" depicting three ships with sailors aboard and additional smaller ships moored in the Volendam harbor beneath a cloudy blue sky. Signed "M. Woodward" lower left. Handwritten label with artist's information and title en verso. Float mounted in a gilt and grey wooden frame with red wooden rabbet edge, off white linen liner, and red and gilt wood fillet. Board: 10 3/8" H x 7 3/4" W. Framed: 19 1/2" H x 17" W. Biography: "Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Mabel Woodward was an Impressionist painter of simple palette who specialized in colorful beach and other recreational scenes. She was also a long-time teacher (25 years) at the Rhode Island School of Design and there started The Action Class, a pioneering idea whose purpose was to study the human figure as a machine rather than a stationery object. She traveled to Europe but spent most of her summers in Ogunquit, Maine. She was also a frequent visitor to Provincetown, Massachusetts where she painted many street and beach scenes. She got her early art training at the Rhode Island School of Design and continued her studies at the Art Students League in New York with William Merritt Chase, Frank DuMond, and Kenyon Cox. She worked with Du Mond in Old Lyme, Connecticut and attended the Ogunquit School as a student of Charles Woodbury." (source: Art by American Women: Selections from the Collection of Louise and Alan Sellars, by Paul E. Sternberg, published by Brenau College, Gainesville, Georgia, 1991). The estate of J. Fred Pilkerton, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee. Condition: Overall good condition with craquelure, scattered areas of paint loss/exfoliation to sky. Areas of inpainting, largest 3" x 3/4", to top left and right corners, scattered areas in the sky and water. Exfoliation of paint where edges of canvas have been laid down on board. Frame with minor areas of gilt loss.