Oil on board, measuring 12" x 16", this scene of Provincetown depicts an array of buildings, a wharf, several figures, and the waterfront, all quickly and loosely painted in vibrant colors. In the background is a steeple, which may be the Provincetown Public Library, which is close to the waterfront. Unsigned, there is a pencil notation on the back of the location. The canvas appears to be a bit dirty, and there is a slight indentation in the blue roof on the right, and the lower left corner has a slight crease.
Provincetown has been an artist colony for more than a century, attracting artists to the wonderful summer climate, the cultural community, and the beautiful light that is inspirational for painters. This work is likely from the 1930's or 1940's, and is typical of that era, when the Ashcan school and Modernism influenced both style and subject matter.