Lemuel David Eldred Jr [1849-1921]
Nahant , 1879.
Oil on board
5 x 8 inches
Signed and titled on reverse
Marking type: Pencil handwriting.
Location: Center top panel verso.
Text: ‘Geen? from? Sea ??? 79 / ?? ? ??’.
Lemuel David Eldred Jr (1849-1921) biography:
Birth: March 15 or 16, 1848 [from town paperwork], 1849 [on his headstone] or 1850 [from artist dictionary] in Fairhaven, Bristol, MA ;
Death: November 24, 1921 in Fairhaven, Bristol, MA ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ;
Zodiac: Pisces ;
Known for: Marine paintings ;
Medium: Oil ;
Technique: Painting ;
Subjects: Ocean ; water ; ships ; beach ;
Areas: Fairhaven, Bristol, MA ; Boston, MA (1876) ; New Bedford, MA ; Poverty Point, MA (studio) ; New York, NY ; Paris, France (1880) ; Venice, Italy (ca.1882) ; North Africa (1883) ; Algiers, Algeria (1883) ; Gibraltar (ca.1884) ; ME ; Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, ME ; the St Lawrence River ; Grand Manan Island, Canada ;
Region: North East ; Europe ;
Lived: Fairhaven, Bristol, MA ; Boston, MA (1876) ;
Father: Lemuel David Eldred Sr (1822–1853) ;
Mother: Adaline Augusta Draper (Fisher) Eldred (1823-1905) ;
Relatives: Albert F Eldred (1846-1917), brother ;
Spouse: [none] ;
Children: [none] ;
Training: Fairhaven High School, Fairhaven, MA (1902) ; Privately under artist William Bradford (1823-1892) in his Fairhaven & New York studio, 5 years ; Academie Julien, Paris, France (1880) ;
Instructors: William Bradford (1823-1892) ;
Work: Wrote articles on local town history ;
Member: Fairhaven Colonial Club, Fairhaven, MA ;
Exhibited with: National Academy of Design, New York, NY (1876) showed Calm after a storm (#365) ; Boston, MA (1876) ; Boston Art Club, Boston, MA (1874 showed Marine (#51), 1876 showed Calm, Somes Sound, Mt. Desert, ME (#161), 1879 showed Rocky Head. Looking over the sea. Grand Menan (#172), 1880 showed Wrecked and abandonded [sic] (#168), 1882 showed Grand Canal of Venice (#81), 1884 showed Gibraltar (#64), 1886 shown Whaler bound home (#52)) ; American Society of Painters in Water-colours, New York, NY (1875) ;
Milestones: Listed as an artist in Fairhaven by 1905 ; Collected local artist’s works ; Fought in the Civil War (?-1868) ; Listed in Living New England Artists (1888) ;