This is the quintessential mudhead by Charles Webster Hawthorne. The work has served as the mascot for the Julie Heller Gallery for decades.
At last the musketeer of the brush has invaded the picturesque old fishing settlement of Provincetown, situated at the extreme end of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and the white umbrella can be seen everywhere this summer; along the water front, among the old wharves and shipping, in this or that old-fashioned garden, and far out upon the broad sand dunes. Mr. Charles W. Hawthorne is there with a class of about fifteen. He has converted one of the old sail lofts into a studio and criticizes the work of his pupils every Saturday, and it is remarkable to note how these infants of art are being influenced by Mr. Hawthorne's method of pallet knife painting. - The Collector and Art Critic, Vol. 1, No. 6 (Aug., 1899)