Albert E. Downs (1856 - 1923)

Boston South Shore, the Back River, Weymouth
oil on board, approx. 9" x 12", signed and titled on reverse.
Albert Downs was born in Lowell, Massachusetts and later settled in Boston. He studied with George Loring Brown. By the age of twenty-one he was making his living as an illustrator and lithographer, while also painting, and by 1886 was exhibiting his work. He showed his work at Plmmer Hall and the South Boston Art Club, and at William Hatch & Co., where thirty-one of his works were shown in 1898. This was likely among the works in the exhibit.