SOLD Beach Scene

by Edward Henry Potthast (1857–1927)
Oil on board
12 x 16 inches
Signed lower left: E Potthast



Mr. and Mrs. Merrill J. Gross, Wyoming, Ohio

Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, New York, 1962

Private collection, New York, 1963

William Dean, New York, 1975

Private collection, Massachusetts

Private collection, Connecticut

Sale, Shannon’s, Milford, Connecticut, October 27, 2022, lot 36

Private collection, New York, New York, acquired from above


Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, New York, Edward Henry Potthast, 18571927, December 11–29, 1962


Edward Henry Potthast, 18571927 (New York: Hirschl & Adler Galleries, 1962), 7, no. 14.

Related Works (see following pages)

Beach Scene, ca. 1915, oil on panel, 12 x 16 inches; Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain

Beach Scene with Lavender Sky, ca. 1920, oil on board, 5¼ x 8¼ inches; Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio

Note: This painting will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist’s work by Mary Ran.

Edward Henry Potthast moved to New York City in 1895, where he began painting his celebrated beach scenes. The artist frequented Coney Island and Rockaway Beach in New York, as well as seaside towns in Massachusetts and Maine. His impressionistic paintings capture leisurely beach goers enjoying the day.

Artist Biography

A talented American Impressionist artist known for his oeuvre of marine and beach scenes.

By Chelsea DeLay

I. Biography
II. Chronology
III. Collections
IV. Exhibitions
V. Memberships
VI. Suggested Resources
VII. Notes

I. Biography

Edward Henry Potthast was born June 10, 1857, and was raised by his parents in Cincinnati, Ohio. His father’s occupation as a carpenter provided a solid artistic foundation for Edward. As a child, while helping with his father’s woodwork, nine-year-old Potthast learned the fundamental principles of form and design which he would continue to use later in his career.[1] His father considered Edward’s hopes of becoming a successful artist as fruitless, and

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