Auction 20

Lot 284 – William F. Paskell. Two Maine Coastal Scenes.:

William F. Paskell. Two Maine Coastal Scenes.

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Start price: $250

Estimated price: $500 - $1,000

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Maine Coastal Scene, 1893. Watercolor on paper, 6 ¾ x 20 ¾ inches (view), signed and dated "Wm. Paskell.93"; conservation-matted and framed, 13 x 29 in. overall.

Sailboats Off Maine Coast, 1893 Watercolor on paper, 5 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches (view), signed and dated "W. Paskell.93"; conservation-matted and framed, 13 7/8 x 21 1/2 in. overall. Watercolor on paper, 5 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches (view), signed and dated "W. Paskell.93"; conservation-matted and framed, 13 7/8 x 21 1/2 in. overall. Paskell was born in London on October 5, 1865 and moved with his family to Boston in 1872. In 1884, at the tender age of 17, the jury of the Boston Art Club accepted the first of his paintings in their annual exhibition. The following year the Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Exhibited one of his works. His youthful talent attracted publicity in the press, with one reviewer calling him the "boy genius of Boston Art." By the age of twenty-one he was already mentioned in the press as a very promising artist, with his paintings hanging beside the work of Childe Hassam and John J. Enneking in the annual Boston Art Club exhibitions. He is considered one of the last "White Mountain School of Painters" with a connection to the 19th century, painting landscapes and marine views in both watercolor and oil.