Oil on canvas painting of a coastal bluff with gentle incoming waves, possibly Rhode Island near Newport but most certainly New England, 12" by 16" (20" by 24" nicely framed), signed at lower right and dated there (likely, a little hard to read) 1908, by Massachusetts artist of the famous Fall River School, BRYANT CHAPIN (1859-1927). Chapin's still life works of fruit, his specialty, have auctioned into five figures, but he did execute some landscapes and coastal scenes, (some of them of the Isle of Man, in England). The artist was born in Fall River and spent his life there, becoming a prominent member of the art colony. The painting is in generally very good condition, though the varnish is completely missing in areas, or, irregularly applied (too heavy in some areas). This distraction could be minimized or removed with some professional attention. At extreme bottom edge it appears that the canvas has separated along the tacking edge. The signature/date are faint and easier to photograph out of the direct sunlight. The attractive frame has some small chipping losses at top and right edge. "Bryant Chapin" is written in pencil in a 19th century hand on the frame.
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