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Francis Draper (1861 - 1935)
Fresh Laundry
oil on biard, 6" x 6", estate stamp on reverse

Born in Boston into a wealthy family, Francis Draper was a member of the first graduating class at the school of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts., founded in 1876. He became one of the youngest members of the Boston Art Club, exhibiting each year from 1881 - 1887. During this period his works included scenes of Boston and Noston Harbor, and Cape Ann including Rockpor, Ipswich, and Gloucester. In 1815 he moved to Santa Barbara, California where he painted the west coast scenery.