Description

    MARTHA WALTER (American, 1875-1976)
    Morning at Shinnecock
    Oil on canvas
    20 x 18 inches (50.8 x 45.7 cm)
    Signed lower right: Martha Walter
    Signed verso: Walter

    PROVENANCE:
    David David Gallery, Philadelphia (label verso).

    Under the tutelage of William Merritt Chase, Martha Walter enrolled at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, where she was inspired by Chase's artistic theories and impressionist techniques.

    The expansion of the railroad in the late nineteenth century made remote areas of Long Island more accessible, and Shinnecock became a playground for wealthy New Yorkers. Opened in 1891 by Chase, Shinnecock School of Summer Art was one of the most successful summer schools of its period. Morning at Shinnecock was a work Walter produced there outdoors, as Chase both advocated and practiced himself.


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    Canvas has been wax relined,

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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