|Painting Annual 13 allows us to share with you a number of new discoveries as well as a selection of works by artists who have long been associated with the gallery. This year the publication is almost strictly American painting, but as always, American painting as informed by European art. Among the greatest discoveries is the confident attribution of the “Portrait of the Rev. Seth Storer” to the first important native-born painter in North America, Robert Feke. Feke’s paintings are among the rarest of Colonial works and his working career spans only a single decade. This is one of only two works still known to be in private hands. |
More than half of the paintings featured in this annual have themes of people showing their work or professions or engaged in work or leisure. While the other half of the paintings are landscapes of New England, from Samuel Grigg’s “Crystal Cascade” (1864) to Henry Botkin’s “Along the Shore” (1959-60). We think this selection of paintings, together with sculpture, give a fair suggestion of what we have to offer, but please don’t hesitate to delve into our website for a much larger view of our holdings.