Lot 202
Yarnall (Yarnell) Abbott (PA/MA, 1870-1938), The Squall
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas, signed at lower right, also signed and titled to canvas verso, in likely original frame.

Stretcher size 30 1/4 x 36 1/2 in.; Frame dimensions 35 1/2 x 41 1/2 in.

From the collection of Michael and Nancy Norton, New London, North Carolina

Yarnall Abbott was a painter, photographer, writer, musician, as well as a licensed attorney. He grew up in Philadelphia, studied law at the University of Pennsylvania, then shifted careers to become a full-time artist. Abbott studied art in Paris then returned to the United States, practicing at the Pennsylvania Academy and becoming involved in the establishment of the Rockport Art Association, where he was eventually president in the 1920s. Abbott was also President of the Philadelphia Art Alliance, Chairman of the Circulating Picture Club, and a member of the Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Light stretcher marks; few minor flaking spots; small partial puncture above sail at upper left; some slack to canvas.