At Plymouth, Massachusetts. Oil on canvas, 1914, by Jennie A. Brownscombe.
Known for her nostalgic and detailed artwork, Jennie Augusta Brownscombe (1850 – 1936) was nicknamed “the Normal Rockwell of her era.” Brownscombe was born in a log cabin, and began winning artistic awards while still a teenager. After her father’s death, she earned money and national acclaim selling prints of her paintings. Magazines, calendar firms and publishers widely reproduced her sentimental genre works and colonial American scenes. Brownscombe, who exhibited her work in the United States and Europe, founded the Art Students League and painted until age 81.