Rear of No. 1 Portland Pier Portland Maine by James David Smillie

Rear of No. 1 Portland Pier Portland Maine by James David Smillie

Rear of No. 1 Portland Pier Portland Maine

James David Smillie

Title

Rear of No. 1 Portland Pier Portland Maine

 
Artist
Year
1880  
Technique
watercolor 
Image Size
14 1/4 x 10 3/8" image 
Signature
J. Smillie in pigment in lower right 
Edition Size
 
Annotations
in pigment in lower right: Sep. '80 / Rear of No. 1 Portland Pier / Portland Me. 
Reference
 
Paper
ivory textured watercolor paper adhered to a board 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
MIKL500 
Price
$14,000.00 
Description

One of a number of beautiful watercolors of Portland, Maine by American master James David Smillie. Done in 1880, the subject is the back No. 1 pier on the Fore River. Portland had burned in 1866 in an Independence Day celebration and had been rebuilt by 1880 with primarily a Victorian style. Despite this new grandeur Smillie turned to the wharf and two fishermen for his inspiration.

Smillie signed this in pigment in the lower right corner and title it: "Sep. 80 / Rear of No 1 Portland Pier / Portland Me."

This watercolor was on loan to M. H. de Young Memorial Museum in San Francisco for an exhbiition of the work of James David Smillie between October 1978 and March 1979. The loan number was L78.98.3.