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Artist
Richard Hayley Lever
Title
Gloucester
Date
c. 1915 - 1924
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
Canvas: 25 1/2 × 30 3/8 inches (64.8 × 77.2 cm)Framed: 31 7/8 × 36 3/4 × 1 1/2 inches (81 × 93.3 × 3.8 cm)
Tags
Painting
Credit Line
Gift of an anonymous donor.
Accession Number
1924.1
A native Australian, Hayley Lever began painting busy harbors in St. Ives, Cornwall, during the 1890s while studying in London. He became well established as an American painter only a few years after his arrival in this country in 1911. His summers were spent in Gloucester, Massachusetts, the second residence of many other artists in the early 20th century including Childe Hassam, Ross Turner, and John Breck. In this scene of the harbor, Lever concentrates on contrasts of white and black, blue and orange to evoke the shimmering holiday atmosphere of summer in Gloucester. He maintained a studio there through the late 1920s.