Landscape with Volcano

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1870-1880

GUSN

GUSN-72068

Description

Landscape in hazy pastel tones at sunset, with several boats in the water in the foreground and a smoking volcano in the background.

Details

Descriptive Terms

landscapes (representations)
paintings (visual works)
canvas
oil paint (paint)
marines (visual works)
Picture
Landscape
Oil
Coated Canvas
Maritime
Landscape

Label

From "A Family Collects: Paintings and Sculpture from the Codman House," Concord Museum, 1993-1994: Ernest Longfellow, son of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, was a patron of the arts as well as a painter. After studying in Paris, he traveled extensively. Many of the places he visited provided the subjects for his paintings. This view of Vesuvius was purchased by Theodore Chase, an uncle of the Codmans, to hang in the music room of his Beacon Street house.

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Maker

Longfellow, Ernest Wadsworth, 1845-1921 (Painter)

Location of Origin

Cambridge, MA, USA

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

19.25 x 25.125 x 2.875 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.851

Places

Massachusetts (United States)