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George Elmer Browne  (1871-1946)
Studied at Boston Museum of Fine Art School under Frank Benson, Edmund Tarbell, Cowles School of Art (Boston), Academie Julian, Paris with Jules Lefebvre and Tony Robert-Fleury.  In 1895, he received the first of many prizes at the Mechanics Fair.  He also exhibited at the Salmagundi Club, (prizes) 1895, 1901, 1915, 1917, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1927, 1932, 1936; Art Institute of Chicago, 1923 (prize); Allied American Artists, (gold prizes) 1928, 1934; National Academy of Design, 1934 (prize); American Water Color Society, 1936 (prize) and had a retrospective at the Knoedler’s Gallery in 1917.  Collections include the Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio; the Chicago Art Institute; the Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey; the National Academy of Design, New York; the New York Public Library; the Lotos Club, New York; the High Museum, Atlanta, Georgia; the Museé Montpellier, Paris; the Hotel de Ville, Cahors, France; and in many other public and private collections. His painting “Bait Sellers of Cape Cod” was purchased by the French government out of the Paris Salon of 1904.  The artist was later made an Officier de l'Instruction Publique et des Beaux Arts (1925) and a Knight of the Legion of Honor (1936).

Lot #  3:  George Elmer Browne (1871-1946)

Title:  The Bailers
Medium:  etching
Art Size (H x L):  7.75 x 10.25
Signature Location:  signed lower right
Notes:  titled lower left
Frame Size (H x L):  13 x 15.25
Frame Style:  silver gilt/matte/glass
Condition:  very good
Provenance:  Narragansett collection

About the Artist:  George Elmer Browne  (1871-1946) Studied at Boston Museum of Fine Art School under Frank Benson, Edmund Tarbell, Cowles School of Art (Boston), Academie Julian, Paris with Jules Lefebvre and Tony Robert-Fleury.  In 1895, he received the first of many prizes at the Mechanics Fair.  He also exhibited at the Salmagundi Club, (prizes) 1895, 1901, 1915, 1917, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1927, 1932, 1936; Art Institute of Chicago, 1923 (prize); Allied American Artists, (gold prizes) 1928, 1934; National Academy of Design, 1934 (prize); American Water Color Society, 1936 (prize) and had a retrospective at the Knoedler’s Gallery in 1917.  Collections include the Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio; the Chicago Art Institute; the Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey; the National Academy of Design, New York; the New York Public Library; the Lotos Club, New York; the High Museum, Atlanta, Georgia; the Museé Montpellier, Paris; the Hotel de Ville, Cahors, France; and in many other public and private collections. His painting “Bait Sellers of Cape Cod” was purchased by the French government out of the Paris Salon of 1904.  The artist was later made an Officier de l'Instruction Publique et des Beaux Arts (1925) and a Knight of the Legion of Honor (1936).
sold for 146.25

04.15.12

 

Lot #  4:  George Elmer Browne (1871-1946)

Title:  *Provincetown (View from Telegraph Hill)
Medium:  oil on canvas
Art Size (H x L):  32 x 39.25
Signature Location:  signed lower left
Notes:  painted on a Baystate Stretcher, circa 1920's
Frame Size (H x L):  40.5 x 47.5
Frame Style:  art deco gold gilt frame with artist's name plate (stellar frame)
Condition:  excellent
Provenance:  Greenwich, Ct. collection

About the Artist:  George Elmer Browne  (1871-1946) Studied at Boston Museum of Fine Art School under Frank Benson, Edmund Tarbell, Cowles School of Art (Boston), Academie Julian, Paris with Jules Lefebvre and Tony Robert-Fleury.  In 1895, he received the first of many prizes at the Mechanics Fair.  He also exhibited at the Salmagundi Club, (prizes) 1895, 1901, 1915, 1917, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1927, 1932, 1936; Art Institute of Chicago, 1923 (prize); Allied American Artists, (gold prizes) 1928, 1934; National Academy of Design, 1934 (prize); American Water Color Society, 1936 (prize) and had a retrospective at the Knoedler’s Gallery in 1917.  Collections include the Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio; the Chicago Art Institute; the Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey; the National Academy of Design, New York; the New York Public Library; the Lotos Club, New York; the High Museum, Atlanta, Georgia; the Museé Montpellier, Paris; the Hotel de Ville, Cahors, France; and in many other public and private collections. His painting “Bait Sellers of Cape Cod” was purchased by the French government out of the Paris Salon of 1904.  The artist was later made an Officier de l'Instruction Publique et des Beaux Arts (1925) and a Knight of the Legion of Honor (1936).

*AUCTIONEER'S NOTE:  Auction houses are always looking for that seldom seen, seldom offered, fresh to market 'museum piece' that collectors and dealers constantly seek out.  Such is the case with this work of art.  This painting rivals the works of art currently hanging on the walls of Town Hall.  It is a stunning rarely seen view of Provincetown, looking east from Telegraph Hill.  The lower right area was at one time a farm.  It is now residential homes.  Telegraph Hill is the highest spot above sea level and the original site of the telegraph switch station.  It now boast some of the nicest homes in town. The framing is of the highest quality and there is a beautifully gilded and painted artist's name tag on the lower front.   This is without doubt, one of those museum pieces.

One example of this artist’s work

04.15.12

 

 

Lot  187

Artist:  Browne, N.A., George Elmer

Biography:  
(1871 - 1946) Famed artist/teacher who painted in Provincetown  from 1919-45.  Countless shows, awards, worldwide.  French Government bought one of his paintings in 1904.  Studied at BMFA, Academie Paris.  Works hang at MMA, NAD, NYPL, TMA, etc.  Too much to list, well listed in Who's Who, Askart, etc.

Title:  The Trawlers
Medium:  etching
Size (H x W):  8.5 x 10
Signature:  slr in hand, lower left in plate
Frame Size (H x W):  15.5 x 16.75
Frame Style:  black/matte/glass
Notes:  titled lower left
Provenance:  private art collection from abroad
Condition:  excellent

FRAME
SIGNATURE
BACK
BACK CLOSE
FRONT CLOSE
sold for $117

01.01.2011
Lot  120
Artist:  Browne, George Elmer
Biography:
(1871 - 1946) Famed artist/teacher who painted in Provincetown  from 1919-45.  Countless shows, awards, worldwide.  French Government bought one of his paintings in 1904.  Studied at BMFA, Academie Paris.  Works hang at MMA, NAD, NYPL, TMA, etc.  Too much to list, well listed in Who's Who, Askart, etc.

Title:  Our Camp, Marblehead
Medium:  graphite on paper
Size (H x W):  4 x 7.25
Signature:  titled lower left, copy of cover of sketch book and also inscribed George Elmer Browne and then other personal information
Frame Size (H x W):  9.75 x 13
Frame Style:  simple frame/matte/glass
Notes:  none
Condition:  very good

FRAME
BACK
BACK CLOSE
FRONT CLOSE
 
sold for 76.05

10.10.10

Lot   169
Artist:  Browne, N.A., George Elmer
Biography: 
(1871 - 1946) Famed artist/teacher who painted in Provincetown  from 1919-45.  Countless shows, awards, worldwide.  French Government bought one of his paintings in 1904.  Studied at BMFA, Academie Paris.  Works hang at MMA, NAD, NYPL, TMA, etc.  Too much to list, well listed in Who's Who, Askart, etc.

Title:  The Bailers
Medium: lithograph
Art Size (H x W):  8.5 x 10
Signed:  slr in hand and plate
Notes:  titled lower left
Frame Size (H x W): 14.875 x 16.675
Frame Style:  black/matte/glass
Condition:  good

FRAME
SIGNATURE
BACK
 
one example of his work

5.08.10

Lot # 15
Artist:  Browne, George Elmer

Title:  Pier Scene (Motif #1?)
Medium: 
oil on canvas board
Size (H x W): 
11 x 14
Signature: 
sll
Notes: 
Frame Size (H x W): 
15 18
Frame Style: 
stained wood
Condition: 
good, very slight bow to canvas board, definitely needs a reframing

FRAME
SIGNATURE
BACK
 
sold 402.50

2.14.10

Lot 250  Browne, George Elmer

Title:  The Trawlers
Medium:  limited edition print
Size (H x W x L):  8.5 x 10
Signature:  slr in hand, lower left in plate
Notes:  titled lower left
Frame Style:  frame/matte/glass
Frame Size (H x W):  16.25 x 18
Condition:  excellent

Pre-sale estimation:  $100 $200

OPENING BID: $25

Frame
Signature
Back

sold for 316.25

7.19.09

Lot 249  Browne, George Elmer

Title:  The Bailers
Medium:  limited edition print
Size (H x W x L):  8.5 x 10.5
Signature:  slr in hand and plate
Notes:  titled lower left
Frame Style:  frame/matte/glass
Frame Size (H x W):  14.875 x 16.675
Condition:  very good

Pre-sale estimation:  $100 $200

OPENING BID: $25

Frame
Signature
Back
Front close

sold for 258.75

7.19.09

Lot  45,  Browne, N.A.,  George Elmer:

Title:  The Baiters
Medium:
  etching
Size (H x W):  8.5 x 10
Signed:  slr (hand & plate)
Notes:  titled lower left
Conditions:  excellent
Frame Style:  frame/matte/glass
Frame Size:  15.175 x 17

Frame
Signature
Back
Front close
 
one example
of his work

5.03.08

Lot  202, Browne, N.A., George Elmer

Title:  Untitled
Medium:  etching
Size (H x W):  10.5 x 12.25
Signature:  slr in hand, lower left in plate
Notes: 
Condition:  very good
Frame Style:  black wood/aged matte/glass
Frame Size:  16.75 x 20.75
Artwork weight (pounds/ounces):  2.2


Frame
Signature
Front close
Front close 2

one example
of his work

10.14.07

Lot 41.1
Artist: Browne, George Elmer

Title:  Untitled (see special notes below)
Medium: oil on pure Irish linen
Art Size (H x W): 40.5 x 50
Frame Size (H x W): 44.75 x 53.5
Signed: slr
Notes: copyrighted by artist, 1942, below signature lower right.

Special Notes: Using information available, my best guess is the ship is the "Lady Hawkins, a Canadian Steamship that was sailing 130 miles off the shores of Provincetown when it was hit by 2 torpedoes from a German u-boat.  200 persons perished in this tragedy.

Condition: 1 tear (2.5" straight horizontal line, see images), otherwise very good
Framing: Ornate period gold gild, carved with black

Frame
Frame #2
Signature
Back
Front close #1
Front close #2
Front close #3
Front close #4
Repair #1, back
Tear, back

 
SOLD 7.22.07

5,290.00

Lot 41
Artist: Browne, George Elmer

Title: Moret, France
Medium: watercolor
Art Size (H x W): 20.5 x 13.75
Frame Size (H x W): 24.5 x 17.75
Signed: slr
Notes: dated 1900, titled lower left
Condition: excellent
Framing: gold frame with inner canvas matte/glass

Frame
Signature
Back
Front close

 
SOLD 7.22.07

316.25

Lot  38,  Browne, George Elmer

Title:  Untitled Portrait
Medium:  charcoal on paper
Size (H x W):  10 x 10
Signed:  slr
Notes: 
Condition:  very good
Frame:  wood frame/matte/glass

Sold 2.18.07


230.00

 

Lot  152,  Browne, George Elmer

Title:  Untitled
Medium:  etching
Size (H x W):  10.5 x 12
Signed:  slr
Notes: 
Condition:  excellent
Frame:  black/matte/glass

Sold 2.18.07


230.00

 

Lot  159,  Browne, George Elmer

Title:  The Trawlers
Medium:  etching
Size (H x W):  8.5 x 10
Signed:  slr
Notes:  titled lower left
Condition:  very good
Frame:  wood/matte/glass

Sold 2.18.07


201.25

 

Lot  59,  Browne, George Elmer

Title:  Chioggia
Medium:  etching
Size (H x W):  10 x 11.75
Signed:  slr in hand and plate
Notes:  titled lower left
Condition:  very good
Frame:  gold gild/matte/glass

Sold 2.18.07


115.00

 

Lot 56
George Elmer Browne:
 
"Untitled Home and Landscape", oil on board, 9 x 13, sll, dated 1902, excellent condition, wood frame

Frame
Signature
Back
SOLD 10.08.06

 1,150.00

Lot 90
George Elmer Browne:
 
"Portuguese Village", oil on panel, 10 x 13.5, possibly signed on verso, Chapellier Galleries label (NYC) on verso, also inscribed "This is to certify that this is an original oil painting by George Elmer Browne 1891-1946 coming to us from the family of the sister. George Chapellier", excellent condition, antique gold frame with artist name plate

Frame
Back
Close up of Back

Close up of label
SOLD 10.08.06

 747.50

Lot 34
George Elmer Browne:
 
"Townscape", oil on wood, 10 x 13.5, sll, excellent condition, gold gild frame/glass

Frame
Signature
Back
one example
of his work

10.08.06

Lot 76A
George Elmer Browne:
 
"Cliff-side", oil on panel, 10.5 x 13.5, sll, McBride Galleries label attached, excellent condition, gold gild frame/glass

Frame
Signature
Back
Close up of Back
one example
of his work

10.08.06

Lot 19
George Elmer Browne

"Carrying the Load to Hell's Town", graphite on paper, 4.5 x 7.25, unsigned
circa 1907, excellent condition, gold frame/matte/glass

 
sold 2.19.06

 201.25

Lot 104
George Elmer Browne

"Cruiser", pencil on paper, 4 x 7, unsigned, from the sketchbook of GE Browne, excellent condition, frame/matte/glass
 
one example
of his work

12.30.05

Lot 104A
George Elmer Browne

"The Water Witch", pencil on paper, 4.5 x 7, unsigned, from the sketchbook of GE Browne, excellent condition, frame/matte/glass
 
one example
of his work

12.30.05