Nellie Louise Thompson (1861-1935)
- Nellie Louise Thompson (1861-1935)
- Early Evening, Gloucester Harbor
- Watercolor on paper
- 7 x 20 ¼ inches
- Signed lower left
Nellie Louise Thompson was one of five children born in Randolph, Massachusetts to Susan Maria Poole and James Thompson, a grocer. While little known today, Thompson was a well-exhibited and multi-faceted artist best known for her miniatures and sculptures. In addition to her work as a visual artist, Thompson wrote a number of dramatic compositions performed throughout Boston. In 1891, Thompson married Frank D. Alden, a printer, and the couple had two sons.