Ferry Boat at Lenox Academy
Ferries had a particular nostalgic value for Kelly, reminding him of the ferry steamers of his native Auckland. When he found other ferry sites along the American seaboard and riverfronts, he couldn't resist painting them. He explained, "One sees these scenes of romantic dereliction in ones wanderings . . . They remind me too, of old corners of New Zealand seen as a boy. So it's almost second nature to paint them."