Mason Wells American 1906-1984 large watercolor on paper of a figure of a woman walking on the deck of a passenger liner with the funnel and other parts of the vessel. Painted over pencil. On the back is written, “MASON WELLS/ maybe/ S.S. Berengaria/ when Student at/ Harvard.” Sight size 20 ¾ by 13 ¾ inches. Frame 28 by 20 ¾ inches.
Condition. Excellent. Frame has minor knocks. New acid free backing.
Old framing label shows it was framed in San Francisco. S.S. Berengaria was the flagship for the Cunard Line after WW I when she was given to them as part of German reparations, specifically in this instance for the sinking of the Lusitania.