View of Boston Harbor

(1903–1959)

Size: 19 3/4 x 26 inches (50.2 x 66 cm)
Medium: Watercolor
Signed lower right: John Whorf
Why We Love It

John Whorf is one of America’s foremost watercolorists. Best known for his depictions of marine subjects, this watercolor of a the Boston harbor demonstrates his incredible facility with the medium as well as his particular skill at suggesting the rippling reflections of the boats in the harbor. 

The Value

Collecting works on paper is often a good way to begin a collection since they tend to be more affordable than oils. Since Whorf is most famous for his watercolor paintings, collecting them is an opportunity to have the artist’s best work without having to pay a premium.