Collecting Seashells


Size: 12 1/4 x 16 1/4 inches (31.1 x 41.3 cm)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Signed lower left: W.E. Norton Atelier. Inscribed in pencil on verso: Whitby Eng
Price: $12,500
Why We Love It

As a noted marine painter, Norton created many such scenes of ships at sea or families at leisure on the beach. Sensitively painted with loose and fluid brushwork, this painting both reflects Norton’s interest in capturing effects of light and atmosphere and also exemplifies his deep-rooted love of the sea.

The Value

We were able to purchase a nice group of William E. Norton paintings directly from the estate. This work is part of that group. These paintings are fine examples of Norton's signature impressionist style. They are handsomely framed and priced advantageously for new and seasoned collectors alike.