Impressionistic watercolor view from the marshy shoreline of Peconic Bay, as two sailboats navigate the sparkling blue waters of the bay in the distance. Peconic Bay is located between the North and South Forks of eastern Long Island. The North Fork includes Greenport, where the artist spent the latter part of her life, while the South Fork includes the Hamptons and Montauk. To the east is Shelter Island.
Isabelle S. Wengenroth was an American craftsperson and designer, specializing in textiles. Born in Toledo, Ohio, she studied art with W. Reiss, A. Heckman, J. Carlson and G.P. Ennis. She was a member of the Design Guild in New York City and the National Association of Women Artists. Her son, Stow Wengenroth (1906-1978), was a prominent lithographer.
Artist’s name and address in her hand on brown paper backing removed from original frame: “Isabelle S. Wengenroth, 717 Main Street, Greenport, N.Y.”
Provenance: The artist gave this to the mother of the prior owner, who identified the location of the view as Peconic Bay.
Condition: Generally very good with the usual light overall toning and wear. Marginal mat burn and tacking holes, can be rematted out.
Falk, Peter Hastings, ed. Who Was Who in American Art. Madison, Connecticut: Sound View Press, 1985. p. 669.