Chickadee, pen & ink, signed initials l/l,
7" x 7" sight, 15" x
About the Art: Excellent condition; new mat and frame.
About the Artist: A life-long resident of the state of Massachusetts,
H (Horace) Boylston Dummer was an illustrator
and painter of diverse subjects in the styles
of Impressionism and Realism.
He was born at Rowley and studied at
Eric Pape School of Art and the Art
League in New York, where a major influence
was his teacher John F. Carlson. For
years, he was the staff artist at the
Post and also was illustrator for The
Companion. He was active in the Provincetown
art colony but got discouraged when
it was too crowded.
In 1921, he and his wife settled in
near William Lester Stevens, known
as a leading
"Rockport Realist." He was
in the Rockport Art Association and
Shore Arts Association and also exhibited
at the National Academy of Design and
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
He died suddenly on November 3, 1945
a wife and daughter. He is buried in
Death information provided by John
who examined the death certificate
Mass. Bureau of Vital Statistics, Year
Volume 5 page 350.