The Boat Yard

Title

The Boat Yard

Creator

Henry Varnum Poor
American, 1887-1970

Date

c. 1950

Description

Dated “approximately 1950” by the artist’s daughter, Anne Poor, this superb pastel is stylistically consistent with Poor’s work at that time. Between late November 1949 and December 1950, however, Poor was in Italy, and it’s not likely that during that stay he would have encountered a boat bearing an English name. The drawing might thus more probably date from the late 1940s or early 1950s.

Contributor

Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University, Given in Memory of David L. Porter by his Friends and Family

Identifier

85.20

Rights

This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. Other uses are not permitted.

Format

Pastel and ink on paper; 14-3/4 x 21 in. (37.5 x 53.3 cm) (sight)