Walter Lofthouse Dean (American, 1854-1912), oil on canvas, circa 1880s, 18" x 24". This painting depicts a busy harbor, possibly Gloucester or even Boston, with numerous sailing vessels and a steam powered tugboat. Walter L Dean was a Massachusetts marine painter and an experienced sailor. He studied art in Boston and then in Paris at the Academie Julian with Lefebvre and Boulanger, in 1883. He maintained an art studio in E. Gloucester, Mass. for some 30 years and loved sailing and painting the New England coastline. Offered in very good condition and with no tears or repairs; minor retouching, craquelure, and a stretcher impression just visible along the left side of the canvas. The painting is signed but not dated; however, the stretcher bears a stamped patent date from the 1880s.
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