Long Point Light

Provincetown, MA
Pencil on paper
9 1/4 x 12 1/2 in. (23.5 x 31.8 cm)
Signed, dated on right: "E W Dickinson 1933"
Inscribed on left: "Long Pt. Lt."
Photo: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, The Achenbach Foundation


Notes: Drawn in Provincetown, MA. ED family frequently sailed or rowed there to picnic.

[The lighthouse of 1875 is at the very tip of Cape Cod. To its right is a triangular structure called a "fog-bell tower." It held a 2,000 pound bell struck by an automated mechanism every thirty seconds during heavy"peasoop"fog. The man at left of the bell is likely the lighthouse keeper.]


Richard Parmenter
Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, California Palace of the Legion of Honor

Exhibition History

1961 James Graham & Sons: Edwin Dickinson, Retrospective, as "Long Point"
1982b NAD: Art Students League Benefit Sale
1986 James Graham & Sons: Edwin Dickinson, 1891-1978, Rare Perspectives
1989 The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco: For the Record: Documents from the Archives of American Art
2007 PAAM: Edwin Dickinson In Provincetown 1912-1937