Sears Gallagher - Fenway Court, early 20th century

Sears Gallagher (Boston, 1869 - 1955, Boston)

Fenway Court, early 20th century

Etching , 24.1 x 29.2 cm (9 1/2 x 11 1/2 in.)


This etching shows the exterior of the Museum, known as Fenway Court during Isabella’s lifetime, in the early 20th century. Boston draftsman, printmaker, and illustrator Sears Gallagher achieved considerable popular success thanks to the sales and publishing of his prints, and he exhibited regularly in Boston with occasional shows in New York City until the 1940s. He created his first etching in 1888, and in 1911 he produced a series of Boston scenes which launched his fame as a master etcher. Gallagher was a founder of the Monhegan art colony in Maine, which is the setting of many of his popular works.