Monhegan Maine, Pair by Grace Romaine Eastman, c. 1925


Two paintings by Grace R. Eastman-one of Gull Rock, Monhegan, oil on board measures 8″ x 10″ signed in the lower right, Victorian gold frame (not original) with glass, measures 11.5″ x 14″ . Frame & painting in very good condition.  Painting identified on reverse with handwritten label by artist.

Second painting of Monhegan (identified in pencil on reverse). Oil on board measures 1o” x 14″ signed lower left
Deep gold frame (may be original) measures 16″ x 20″

Pair of rare early Monhegan paintings by a woman artist-in oil.


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Biography from Covington Fine Arts Gallery, Inc.
Grace Eastman was born in Buffalo, New York on September 8, 1860.  A descendent of Sanford Eastman, a Physician (1821-1874), she appeared to have a somewhat priviledged life.  She listed her occupation in the 1920 U.S. Census as an artist, living in New York City at the time. The last census noted was for 1930.
It appears that she traveled somewhat as she did live in Riverside, California for a while and apparently moved to Manhattan after her father’s death in 1874.
Records show that Ms. Eastman and her sister were in Monhegan, Maine in September of 1925.  She died on  March 17, 1931.

Sources include:
The 1880 – 1900 – 1920 – 1930 United States Federal Census Record
The guest register at the Island Inn (A Monhegan Hotel) from 1923 – provided some information on the descendants of Sanford Eastman, of which Grace was listed.