09-16-2005 09-17-2005
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2284 Boston
September 16, 2005 12:00 PMCalender

Charles Herbert Woodbury (American, 1864-1940) Beach Crowd

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2284 Location: Boston Date / Time: September 16, 2005 12:00PM


Charles Herbert Woodbury (American, 1864-1940)

Beach Crowd
Signed "Charles H. Woodbury" l.l., label from Adelson Galleries, Inc., Boston,
and artist's estate stamp (partially covered by the label) on the reverse.
Oil on canvasboard, 10 x 14 in. (25.4 x 35.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Surface grime.

N.B. In a booklet published by the Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Curator Michael Culver notes, "Woodbury made his first visit to Ogunquit in 1888, while visiting Marcia Oakes and her family at their summer home in York Beach…Woodbury [had] always loved the sea, and was exhilarated by the dramatic rocky coast of Ogunquit. In 1898, he built a summer house and studio on the rocks overlooking Perkins Cove."
Quite taken with the Ogunquit locals, Woodbury completed many canvases through his career of beach and pier views, like the one presented here.
Estimate $20,000-30,000


Charles Herbert Woodbury, Ogunquit Museum, Adelson Galleries Inc., Marcia Oakes, Michael Culver, American Art, York Beach, Curator