The Old Print Shop

Fish Net Reels, Saybrook Harbor, Conn.

  • ARTIST: Reynolds Beal

  • MEDIUM: Pencil drawing,

    DATE: 1887.

  • EDITION SIZE: Paper size 5 15/16 x 8 5/8" (15.1 x 22 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Initialed and dated in the lower right corner. Titled at the upper paper edge. Known as one of the early American Impressionists, Beal was born in 1867 and studied at Cornell from 1885-1889 with a focus on naval architecture. His formal art training would come later as he studied under William Merritt Chase at Chase's school in Shinnecock, Long Island in 1896. ,<BR><BR> His love of yachting resulted in drawings, watercolors, and oil paintings of maritime scenes from Rockport, Maine, to the Caribbean, and Europe. Beal's first solo exhibition was at the Clauson Gallery in New York City in 1905. In 1917 he became a founding member of the Society of Independent Artists. He also founded the New Society of Artists, which consisted of fifty of the most influential painters of that time, among them, Childe Hassam, Maurice Prendergast, George Bellows, and William Glackens. <BR><BR> Reynolds Beal was one of the few Americans chosen to have their work exhibited at the Luxembourg Museum in Paris in 1919. Beal was a member of the Salmagundi Club, the American Watercolor Society, the Society of American Engravers, the National Arts Club, and in 1909 was elected an Associate Member of the National Academy of Design.


  • CONDITION: Good condition.