Cyrus Farnum (1866 - 1925)
Dock Scene, oil on board, approx. 5" x 8", signed lower right
A very fine lively work, most likely painted along the shoreline of Rhode Island or southeastern Massachusetts. Herbert Cyrus Farnum was born in Gloucester, Rhode Island. He studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and then in Paris at the Academie Julian. Farnum kept a studio in Providence and made a living painting portraits. His landscape works are quite fine and not often found. He was a member of the Providence Art Club and also exhibited at the Boston Art Club. His works are in the collection of the RISD Museum.
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