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, 1857–1927, December 11–29, 1962
Edward Henry Potthast, 1857–1927 (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.
A talented American Impressionist artist known for his oeuvre of marine and beach scenes.
By Chelsea DeLay
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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. His father considered Edward’s hopes of becoming a successful artist as fruitless, and
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