JOJ Frost harbor painting
John Orne Johnson Frost (1852-1928), Marblehead, Massachusetts
oil on board
30” x 62”
This painting was found at 11 Pond Street, Marblehead, Massachusetts, the home of the artist; Frederick Mason, Marblehead, Massachusetts, 1954; Knoedler Galleries, New York; Kennedy Galleries, New York, 1972; Private Collection, acquired from the above in 1974; Sold, Sotheby’s, New York, 17 June 1999, lot 34
New York, New York, Knoedler Galleries, “JOJ Frost: Primitive Paintings of Marblehead by One of New England’s Most Gifted and Unusual Artists,” 15 June – 30 June 1954 (no. 20).
Knoedler Galleries, JOJ Frost: Primitive Paintings of Marblehead by One of New England’s Most Gifted and Unusual Artists (1954); “Knoedler Galleries” (advertisement), Art in America (October 1955), back cover; C. Freemantle, “New York Commentary,” The Studio: The Leading Magazine of Contemporary Art (October 1954), pp. 124-127; Kennedy Galleries, The Kennedy Quarterly, vol. XI, no. 3 (January 1972), p. 188; Wolfe, “Made in U.S.A.: The Story of American Folk Art,” Architectural Digest, vol. XXXI, no. 1 (July-August 1974); Moulton, The Paintings of J.O.J. Frost: An American Story (2019), pp. 86-87.