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    EDWARD EMERSON SIMMONS (American, 1852-1931)
    Fishing Sloop, Concarneau
    Oil on artists' board
    8-3/4 x 5-1/4 inches (22.2 x 13.3 cm)


    Private collection, gift from Will Simmons, the artist's son, circa 1930s;
    Brown-Corbin Fine Art, Lincoln, Massachusetts, acquired from the above.

    American Impressionist Edward Emerson Simmons was a founding member of the American artists' group at the Breton fishing village at Concarneau. During the years 1881 to 1886, following his studies at the Academie Julian École des Beaux-Arts under Boulanger and Lefebvre, Simmons enjoyed a highly productive period living and working in this picturesque town with his novelist wife, Vesta Schallenberger. His spirited scenes of fishing sloops with their traditional colored sails as seen in the present work, and landscapes with peasants in their traditional dress found tremendous favor at the French Salons. In Concarneau, Simmons met American Impressionists Willard Metcalf and Theodore Robinson. A close friend of Simmons was Childe Hassam, founder of "The Ten," a group that sought stylistic independence from the American Society of Artists. At Hassam's invitation, Simmons joined "The Ten" upon his return to the United States in the 1890s, but was described as "the most unheralded member," doubtless owing to the fact that he was devoting most of his energies at that time to mural painting.

    Condition Report*: Surface dirt; there does not appear to be inpainting under UV exam. Framed Dimensions 14.75 X 11.25 Inches
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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    10th Saturday
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