William Edward Norton 1843-1916

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  • 12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
  • Oil on canvas
  • Signed lower left: W.E. Norton Atelier. Inscribed in pencil on verso: Whitby Eng

Why We Love It

As a noted marine painter, Norton created many such scenes of ships at sea or families at leisure on the beach. Sensitively painted with loose and fluid brushwork, this painting both reflects Norton’s interest in capturing effects of light and atmosphere and also exemplifies his deep-rooted love of the sea.

The Value

This painting is a fine example of Norton’s signature impressionist style. It is handsomely framed and priced advantageously for new and seasoned collectors alike.

Artist Background

1843: Born in Boston; 1870s: Traveled to Paris and studied with Chevreuse and A. Vollon; 1873-1909: Exhibited at the Boston Art Club; 1893: Exhibited at the World’s Fair in Chicago; 1901: Returned to the United States and settled in New York City; 1916: Died.