Depicting Lobsterman carrying mast, boom, and sails from a beached and anchored Maine Coast Peapod. Signed lower left "J.G. Brown N.A.".
Having John Hanna Galleries label and painting description on verso. John Hanna Galleries was a three generation family owned firm that operated in Detroit, MI from 1885-1962. Known for dealing in contemporary art by the leading American and European artists. Provenance: John Hanna Gallery, Detroit, MI.
This work was likely completed during Brown's visits to Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick, (Bay of Fundy), during the summers of 1877 and 1888. When on Grand Manan, Browns' work focused primarily on the local fisherman. His time in Grand Manan, as well as an image of what could be a companion piece, "Fisherman Bringing Home is Oars", is illustrated and elegantly described in Chapter 5, pg. 113 of "The World of J.G. Brown", 2011. By Dr. Martha J. Hoppin.
We would like to thank Cipperly Good, Curator of Maritime History at the Penobscot Marine Museum for her assistance in the cataloging of this work. From the collection of Dr. and Lila Esfahani, Grand Blanc, MI.