Eddystone Light, Coast of EnglandOil on canvas
20 by 30 in. W/frame 25 by 35 in.
Private Collection Boston Ma.
Le Trianon Fine Art & AntiquesInventory Number: Art D17
See Artist Bio below.
Born in Kingston, Massachusetts, Clement Drew settled in Boston and became a marine painter of harbor scenes and vessels at sea, especially in rough oceans. Most of his marine paintings were done between 1838 and 1886, and his earliest paintings were views of Boston's south shore. He later traveled extensively, from Maine to the Grand Banks off Newfoundland, to Cape Horn and then San Francisco.
He held many jobs besides that of artist and began working in Boston in a dry goods store in 1827. He also worked in a library, sold carpets, and had his own store to do framing and sell art supplies. He was also an abolitionist joining forces with William Lloyd Garrison in the fight to end slavery.
Groce and Wallace, "The New York Historical Society's Dictionary of Artists in America"
Peter Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art"Museums and Exhibitions:
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem Massachusetts; Penobscot Marine Museum; Marine Museum, Virginia; Shelburne Museum;
Mystic Museum; Oakland Museum of Art