Herreshoff did not date her paintings, except for large portraits and figure paintings in oil created before 1900. We can only make educated guesses as to the chronology of her work, in part based on her signature. The earliest watercolors, including those illustrated here, are signed “L. C. Herreshoff” in pencil and predate her 1910 marriage to Charles C. Eaton. She may have added her married name at a later date, possibly for her 1925 solo exhibition at the Providence Art Club that was titled "An Exhibition of Paintings by Louise Herreshoff Eaton."