Fort Dumpling, Jamestown
Originally from Fairhaven, Massachusetts, James Maxfield established a studio on Block Island where he painted the ships and seacoast around him. He made his living as a commercial artist, painting signs, murals and scenery for theaters. He was the father of Clara Maxfield Arnold (1879-1959), a painter of still lifes from East Providence, Rhode Island.
Oil on canvas
frame: 18 1/4 in x 26 1/8 in; canvas: 12 in x 20 in
Gift of Frederick R. Mattis
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