I'm just back from a few days hunting for treasures in Maine, and this drawing, though my photos do it no justice, is one of my very favorite finds. Every inch of it shows the keen commitment of the "Simms" who signed it (in 1953) to capture every detail of the scene, from every brick of the chimney to every leaf on the bushes and trees to every stripe on the awning and every cross of the lattice. But best are the two figures: a (somewhat confused looking!) older man who appears to be fishing from the pier in the foreground (with excellent shadows!) and a somewhat younger looking woman in shorts and collared shirt relaxing in her striped lounge chair on the terrace above. Both look as if they might be right out of a New Yorker cartoon, which begs the question of how to caption this???!!! Love love love.
Framed dimensions 20” x 16 3/4”. Visible drawing: 16 1/8” x 13 3/8”. Drawing is in very good condition. Framed as found, in a solid wood frame that suits it just right I think. The mat around it shows a little minor toning and a few small stains but I'd leave it just as it is. Wired on the back for hanging. Some glare caught in photos.