John Orne Johnson "J.O.J." Frost (Marblehead, Massachusetts, 1852-1928)
Ships and Schooners at Sea. Unsigned. Oil on paperboard, depicting a three-masted ship leading a line of four large fishing schooners with each vessel flying an American flag, with three fishermen in red shirts manning each schooner, 1 3/4 x 21 7/8 in., in a painted molded wood frame. Condition: Two small filled holes near center with a vertical crack from one hole, corner bumps, the paperboard mounted on Masonite.
Provenance: Estate of Gail and John Rodgers, Marblehead, Massachusetts; one of two purchased in the Sotheby Parke Bernet auction of the collection of Albert and Betty Carpenter, April 8, 1971, the forward to the catalog description explains "in general, the pictures were acquired from Frank Frost, the artist's son, and from his estate in 1947."