The present work is no. 1139 in The John F. Folinsbee Catalogue Raisonne. The notes for this painting in the online catalogue indicate that a small related working sketch appears in Folinsbee's Stockbook documenting the years 1920s-1940s, on a page dated 1935. Hockomock Bay is a small brackish bay connected to Montsweag Bay, in the vicinity of Wiscasset and Bath, Maine. Beginning in the mid-1930s, Folinsbee and his family spent their summers in Maine. In 1949 they bought an old farmhouse, Murphy's Corner, on Montsweag Bay. Doyle thanks Nikki Hayes, manager of the Catalogue Raisonne and the John Fulton Folinsbee Art Trust for assistance in cataloguing and documenting the present work.
—Courtesy of Doyle
Condition: Inscribed #6 9/13/51 on upper stretcher. Unlined. Pigments fluoresce under UV exam. Difficult to distinguish restoration, but there are a few very small areas at the water at center, near the right edge, and two on the left, one approximately 1/3 x 2/4 inch.
Signature: Signed John Folinsbee (lr); inscribed as titled on the upper stretcher
Mrs. Tudor Gardiner, Boston, MA, acquired from the above
Coryell Gallery, Lambertville, NJ
High Tri Volume Engineering, Burlington, MA
Private collection, 1988-2003
Sotheby's, New York, American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, Mar. 13, 2002, lot 28
Private collection, acquired from the above