Lot 18
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Fairfield Porter

20,000 - 30,000 USD
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  • Fairfield Porter
  • The Narrows Clam Shack
  • signed Fairfield Porter and dated 52 (lower left)
  • oil on paperboard
  • 12 by 15 inches
  • (30.5 by 38.1 cm)


Ann Channing, Wareham, Massachusetts (acquired as a gift from the artist, her brother-in-law)
By descent in the family of the above to the present owner

Catalogue Note

In the summer of 1952, Fairfield Porter stopped in Wareham, Massachusetts on his way to Maine, staying with his wife's sister.  Not having a canvas with him, Porter procured a board on which he painted this picture of "The Narrows" clam shack in Wareham.  Porter gave the painting to his hostess as a thank you gift.