Aiden Lassell Ripley (American, 1896-1969) Mr. + Mrs. Cunningham with Sam Baby on Point at Merry Go Round, Carver, Massachusetts
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- November 14, 2008 4:00PM
Aiden Lassell Ripley (American, 1896-1969)
Mr. + Mrs. Cunningham with Sam Baby on Point at Merry Go Round, Carver, Massachusetts
Signed "A. Lassell Ripley" by the artist's estate, identified in inscriptions on the
Watercolor and graphite on paper, sight size 9 3/4 x 13 3/4 in. (24.6 x 34.8 cm), framed.
Condition: Subtle toning, not examined out of frame.
N.B. Born in Wakefield, Massachusetts, the son of a musician with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Ripley was an accomplished musician, however, he chose to establish his career in art. After serving in the Army during World War I, he attended the Boston Museum School where he studied with artists such as Philip Hale and Frank W. Benson. While there, he was awarded a Paige Traveling Fellowship to study in Europe and Africa. Upon his return to America, he focused his work on the New England countryside, as well as scenes of city life and the railroad. Ripley himself was a committed outdoorsman, hunter, and active conservationist. He also worked as a portraitist and muralist and, in 1939, completed a mural for the Lexington Post Office.