George Elmer Browne
Oil on canvas, 32 × 39 1/2 inches
Signed at lower left: “Geo Elmer Browne.”
Inscribed on canvas reverse: “Geo Elmer
Born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, George Elmer
Browne studied at Cowles Art School and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and
later at the Académie Julian in Paris. He exhibited widely, and his work is
held in major museums in the United States and France. Although a resident of Paris, he was well known for his summer classes in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Browne’s
most typical subjects are European and American townscapes, coastal views, and
scenes of the everyday life of fishermen and peasants.
This painting represents
the countryside in Finistère, a department in Brittany, northwestern France. The area, which takes its name from the Latin finis terrae (“land’s end”),
was frequented by many famous European and American artists during the late
nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
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