John Whorf, ‘Harbor Scene with Stern of Boat and Two Sailors’, Skinner

Signed "John Whorf" l.l.
14 7/8 x 20 1/4 in. (38.0 x 51.2 cm), framed.

N.B. The work at hand probably dates from the years 1923-25, and may be inspired by Whorf's trip to the area around Morocco. We would like to thank John Whorf, grandson of the artist, for his assistance with this lot.

About John Whorf

Watercolorist John Whorf’s paintings recall the work of John Singer Sargent and Frank Weston Benson. Whorf worked spontaneously and prolifically, making hundreds of landscape paintings of the New England seasons. A self-described conservative who despised abstraction, Whorf, was given his first solo exhibition at the Grace Horne Gallery in Boston when he was 21. Known during his lifetime as one of the greatest living watercolorists, Whorf was a resident of Provincetown, Massachusetts, where he painted many scenes of the Provincetown coast.

American, 1903-1959, Winthrop, Massachusetts, based in Boston, Massachusetts and Provincetown, Massachusetts