Night Seascape

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1750-1760

GUSN

GUSN-72078

Description

Group gathered around fire below castle; ship in water, full moon. Navy blue, brown, green, red, white.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Label

From "A Family Collects: Paintings and Sculpture from the Codman House," Concord Museum, 1993-1994: Richard Codman purchased this copy of a painting by Claude Joseph Vernet along with nine other paintings from a dealer named Brunot in Paris on September 14, 1794. Vernet was the premier marine painter in Europe in the mid eighteenth century and his works were well known to Americans through imported prints. This painting is typical of Vernet's popular moonlit water views.

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Maker

AFTER Vernet, Claude Joseph, 1714-1789 (Maker)

Location of Origin

France

Dimensions

18.5 x 27.25 x 3.375 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.861