Lot 307

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Attributed to William S. Robinson (American/Mississippi, 1861-1945), "Ships in a Harbor", oil on canvas, unsigned, 11 in. x 12 in., framed. Provenance: Descended in the family of William Woodward. Note: William S. Robinson and William Woodward met early in life, when both were students at the Massachusetts Normal Art School in Boston, and they remained friends throughout their lives. Robinson’s favorite locale to paint was Old Lyme, Connecticut, and he lived there for the majority of his life. However, when the patron of the Lyme Art Colony, Florence Griswold, died in 1937, Robinson decided to move to Biloxi, Mississippi, where he had previously visited Woodward and his family. Robinson was well-known for his acclaimed landscapes and seascapes in New England. In the work offered here, the shapes created by the multiple boats at shore provide an interesting, almost abstract composition with the tangle of masts, sails, and ropes in the upper portion of the canvas. Woodward, who also painted seascapes and boats, clearly admired this work of Robinson’s, and it descended in the Woodward family collection.

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