Signed (at lower right): G. L. Noyes
Painted around 1905
Ex. Coll: Private Collection, New England; to Grogan & Co., Boston, MA; to John Hagan, Dedham, MA; to Berry-Hill Galleries, New York; to Eleanor Scott, New York; to her estate; to private collection, MA.
The salt-water marshes of Annisquam, Massachusetts, were an important source of inspiration for George L.
Noyes. In his best works, like Annisquam Marshes, Noyes incorporates Japanese compositional devices, Arts and Crafts aesthetics and the sensibilities of the Boston School of Impressionists, of which he was a member. The painting retains its original, wide, gilded, rubbed oak frame which may well have come from the shop of his friend, painter and frame maker, Arthur Wesley Dow.