|Description: ||Signed at center bottom: “E.L. HOWARD”|
Inscribed in pencil on verso: “Sunset/on/the Jersey/Marshes”
Howard can best be described as an Impressionist landscape and seascape painter.
Because of her constant travel regimen she found it expedient to paint numerous
small plein air studies, such as Sunset on the Jersey Marshes, that often served as the basis for larger oil paintings completed
in her Carnegie Hall studio. The New York Evening Post described
her standard working procedure: “[She] takes her canvas with her to the place
she intends to paint and lays out the main outlines of the scene on the spot.
Then later, she finishes the work. . . Frequently she paints an entire picture
from memory alone, having trained her mind to retain impressions so vividly
that the result is as accurate as if the work had been done at the scene itself.”1
1. New York Evening Post, December
28, 1928; quoted in Talbott and Sydney, The Philadelphia Ten, p.
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