Arthur Quartley (American 1839-1886)
Oil on canvas, signed and dated lower right "Quartley 1875." The painting depicts gaff rigged sloops and schooners sailing close to shore. In the foreground is a beached dory with a line attached to a small anchor. To the right is a second anchor stuck in the sand. To the right and running across the canvas to the left is a rock formation running down the beach and into the surf. It appears to be low tide with a reflection coming off the wet sand in the foreground. The surf is rather strong and the topgraphy is similar to Newport, Rhode Island. To the right standing on the rocks are three fishermen holding nets. The sky has bands of clouds with scattered bright highlights. (PA-794) Note: Arthur Quarterley was born in France and moved with his family to Baltimore when he was twelve. His family found a design firm which was considered the best in Baltimore. Quartley had an exhibit of marine paintings which was very successful. To further his career he moved to New York City and became a founding member of the Tilers Group which included well known members such as Winslow Homer and Merritt Chase. In 1876, Quartley was elected to the National Gallery. Quartley was considered a noteworthy marine artist who painted in Long Island, Narragansett Bay, and along the northern Massachusetts seacoast. (PA-794)
Condition of painting: The painting has some minor scattered in-paint. It was lined and placed on a stretcher. Condition of frame: The painting has a nineteenth-century style fluted cove frame with step liners.
Dimensions: Painting H - 12 1/4 L - 24" Frame H - 22 W - 33 1/2