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1930's Nina Crumrine Alaskan Oil Painting - 20 x 16

  • $ 1,20000

Vintage Nina Crumrine (1889 - 1959, Ketchikan, Alaska) oil on canvas seascape. This 1931 oil painting depicts an Alaskan harbor scene at dusk. Entitled "Ketchikan Waterfront" it depicts mainly the reflective water in the foreground bisecting the painting horizontally from a moody background sky with the waterfront buildings. The color use is quite muted but effective in that the red dusk sky is encompassed by cumuli stratus clouds and reflected subtly in very pale tones on the body of water. This lends a realistic shimmering atmosphere to the canvas as if viewed from a boat on the water.

Nina Crumrine was an early Alaskan artist whose daughter Josephine was also a successful artist. This was exhibited in 1931 at the Seventeenth Annual Exhibition of Northwest Artists in Seattle, WA.

Signed lower left: "Crumrine"

Titled on a partial exhibition label affixed verso

Exhibited: Art Institute of Seattle, Seattle, WA "Seventeenth Annual Exhibition of Northwest Artists"

Provenance: private collection, Montclair, CA

Newspaper cutting on back about Ketchikan community

A fabulous addition to your shabby chic decor or a special housewarming gift.


Painting measures 20" by 16"
Frame measures 23.5" by 19" by 1.75"
Weighs 4lb 5oz


In generally good condition considering age and use. Craquelure scattered throughout. Stretched bar creases along the left and right edges. This would benefit from a cleaning. Under a backlight some touch up is scattered throughout the sky including a pea sized spot upper center with a corresponding patch on the verso and a pea sized spot lower center with a corresponding patch on the verso - please see all pictures as they form part of the description.


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