Painting

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1840-1860

GUSN

GUSN-11309

Description

A rectangular format landscape scene, with a river containing sailboats and one rowboat. On the banks of the river at in the foreground is a road leading into the picture and a grove of trees at the center, with a tall tree and cabin at the right, and a cliff to the left. In the middle ground is a spit of land jutting into the water occupied by four houses and a sailboat nearby. Green distant hills are dotted with horses and blue delineate hills in the far distance. The sky, reflected in the water, is delineated in soft pinks and blue to suggest twilight. The frame is unpainted dark wood with a gilded inner lip.

Details

Descriptive Terms

landscapes (representations)
paintings (visual works)
oil paint (paint)
canvas
boats
rivers
Oil on Canvas
Landscape
Boat
River
PICTURE, LANDSCAPE

Inscription

In pencil on the back upper stretcher is: Bradey 150 .

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Possibly Bradey (Maker)

Dimensions

19 x 22 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1656