Edgar Alwin Payne (1883-1947)

Untitled – Chioggia Boats, c. 1922-1924

  • Oil on panel
  • 12.5" x 14.5", artwork
  • 17.75" x 20", framed
  • Historic

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Consigned to American Legacy Fine Arts by private collectors

This oil painting of boats moored in a harbor, records a scene in the Italian fishing of Chioggia, where Edgar Payne sketched and painted sometime between 1922 and 1924. Payne made many larger, more finished works years later in California based on such loosely rendered oil sketches. However, this is a masterfully detailed plein air study revealing the sardine boats of Chioggia, distinct for their rust-color sails, lined up along a quay, with a village behind, and an abstract explosion of colour in the water reflecting the entire scene. Chioggia is situated on a small island at the southern entrance to the Lagoon of Venice on the Adriatic Sea and is often referred to as “Little Venice.”

Wood with gold gilt finish, made by Mayén & Olson, dated 2006.

Artist Information
DAV, Benezit Vol. 10 pp. 1038, CAW p. 175, AIC p. 859, Whos2 p. 2545.

On Verso
Butterfields auction label "162"
"Katherine Norris F.A." taped on frame
“American Legacy Fine Arts” label
Numbered “P #82 109100” in black marker

Early California Masters: Paintings from the Katherine A. Norris Legacy Collection, American Legacy Fine Arts, Pasadena, California, November 12 - December 19, 2021

Research Source
Edgar Alwin Payne (1883-1947) – In Pursuit of Poetic Grandeur, by Elaine Adams, California Art Club Newsletter, Winter 2012

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