Eastern Point Lighthouse, Gloucester , 1912
Oil on panel, 8 3/8 x 10 ¾ inches
Signed and dated Kroll '12 lower right
Replica American early 20th-Century Arts and Crafts Frame
Leon Kroll created this view of the Gloucester lighthouse shortly after his return from Paris after having absorbed the vivid colors of Post-Impressionism.
Painted in broad strokes of high-key color, this sun-drenched New England summer vista, with its sparkling white tower and rippling flag, is a beacon of American optimism.