(American born Germany, 1879 - 1964)

Bass Rocks Beach, Gloucester, Massachusetts

Oil on board 10 1/8 x 14 3/8 inches
Signed at lower left: “E.D. Roth”

The etcher Ernest David Roth was born in Stuttgart, Germany, and settled in New York City where he studied etching at the National Academy of Design with James D. Smillie (1833-1909). He exhibited widely throughout the United States and won a number of prestigious awards.

This rare oil painting by the artist represents Bass Rocks, one of the landmarks near the art colony Gloucester on Cape Ann, Massachusetts, a popular subject for the many artists who frequented the area.

About the Artist

(American born Germany, 1879 - 1964)

A native of Stuttgart, Germany, Ernest David Roth immigrated to the United States with his parents and settled in New York City in 1884. He studied painting at the National Academy of Design and etching with James David Smillie (1833-1909). He spent several years in Europe before returning to New York. Roth was a member of the National Academy, the New York Water Color Club, and the Salmagundi Club in New York, and the Washington Watercolor Club in Washington, D.C. He exhibited throughout the country and won numerous prizes, including a gold medal at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia in 1930 and a medal at the Philadelphia Print Club in 1934.