“Seal Cove” – Cornwall, England, c. 1912
21" x 25 1/2"
Inscription: Signed lower left; signed and titled on reverse
Provenance: Consigned to O'Brien Gallery, Chicago (an undated note in the artist's inventory of paintings). On no occasion is the painting listed with Macbeth Gallery, NY (Paul's principal dealer). Probably sold by O'Brien but Paul sold much of his work privately also.
Exhibited: The Art Gallery of Toronto, January 8 - February 6, 1921 #28
Note: "Seal Cove" was painted between 1912 and 1916 along the Cornish Coast. The detail in the rock formation is of an earlier time period within those years rather than later.
Paul Dougherty became a widely-known painter of dramatic marine scenes and desert landscapes.
Of his success, John Sloan said: "Everything came to him; all his pictures sold, he won all the prizes. The rich delighted to honor him, and his wives were glamorous" (Falk).
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