“Painted in 1931. A larger painting of the Old Oyster House in Boston on Union Street, made from the smaller 27 x 30 canvas which in its turn was made from the chalk drawing made on the spot in 1931, the week I had Florence Haeberle's house in West Newton. The smaller painting 'Oyster House' was sold by the Grand Central Art Galleries from their Founders' Show in...... while the original chalk was bought by Dean and Mrs. Howard Robbins of Heath, Mass (summer address).
"Old building, ochre, red and blue, most interesting and 'old world' in effect, but authentic Boston... Very rich yet subtle in coloring with deep blues, touches of bright red enlivening the old brick walls of tawny yellows and flesh-color of the main buildings. Background walls dull neutral rose, white and grayish-green awnings, colorful foreground detail.
This painting was sold by Martha Richardson Fine Art in Boston for $26,000 in 2006. It is now owned by an art curator.