George Brandriff, ‘Loading Supplies’, ca. 1929, Heather James Fine Art
George Brandriff, ‘Loading Supplies’, ca. 1929, Heather James Fine Art
George Brandriff, ‘Loading Supplies’, ca. 1929, Heather James Fine Art
George Brandriff, ‘Loading Supplies’, ca. 1929, Heather James Fine Art

"Loading Supplies" is a scene of harbor workers stocking small boats with supplies, perhaps en route to load a larger steamer. In the foreground, a singular female figure stands before the cluster of men with her back to the viewer, while a group of anchored boats float on the motionless water in the background. The brightly painted boats and the fisherman dressed in their blue or orange slickers make for a colorful scene. The simple composition parallels the simplicity of the subject: a glimpse of everyday life and work in a coastal community.

Signature: Signed lower right

Private collection, Beverly Hills, California