• American Paintings  auction at Christies

    Sale 2199

    American Paintings

    29 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 157

    Eben Comins (1875-1949)

    Good Harbor Beach, Gloucester, Massachusetts

    Price Realised  

    Eben Comins (1875-1949)
    Good Harbor Beach, Gloucester, Massachusetts
    signed with initials in monogram 'EFC' (lower left)
    oil on canvas laid down on board
    19¾ x 19¾ in. (50.2 x 50.2 cm.)


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    Eben Comins was a Boston-born artist who is remembered for his dedication to the teaching of art. Throughout his life, he taught from his Boston studio, at the Saint Paul School of Fine Arts, Saint Paul, Minnesota, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts and the Swain School of Design in New Bedford, Connecticut. In 1915, Comins received a gold medal at the Panama Exposition for his contributions to teaching art.

    Provenance

    R.H. Love Galleries, Chicago, Illinois.
    Sale: Skinner, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts, 26 September 1997, lot 344.
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE CALIFORNIA COLLECTOR


    Exhibited

    (Possibly) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 112th Annual Exhibition, 1917 (as The Bridge to the Beach).
    (Possibly) New York, National Academy of Design, 1917 (as The Bridge to the Beach).