Skip to main content

Main Building

Drying Sails, Gloucester

20th century
Fern Isabel Coppedge (American, 1883–1951)
Fern Isabel Coppedge studied with Impressionist landscape painter Daniel Garber (American, 1880-1958) at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and attended the Philadelphia School of Design for Women (now Moore College of Art & Design) before moving to New Hope, Pennsylvania, in 1929. She was one of the few women artists associated with the Pennsylvania Impressionist group and became well known for her paintings of Bucks County landscapes, winter scenes, and marine subjects. This canvas depicts the harbor in Gloucester, Massachusetts, where she spent many summers. Although undated, the work’s imaginative color scheme suggests that Coppedge painted it fairly late in her career.

Object Details

We are always open to learning more about our collections and updating the website. Does this record contain inaccurate information or language that you feel we should improve or change? Contact us here.

Please note that this particular artwork might not be on view when you visit. Don’t worry—we have plenty of exhibitions for you to explore.

Main Building