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Artist
Date
1967
Period
20th century
Media
Oil on canvas
Measurements
24 1/4 x 36 1/4 x 3/4 inches (unframed)
29 7/16 x 41 9/16 x 2 1/2 inches (framed)
Classification
Subject Category
Landscape
Shore/Water
Credit Line
Museum purchase (Katherine Haines Fund), 1967.1576
Accession No
67.1576
Context
One of Jamie’s earliest Monhegan paintings, it shows a bronze bell, greenish from its long exposure to the elements, perched on a hilltop overlooking the sea. Formerly a bell that warned seafarers from the island’s dangerous shores, it stands as a sentinel from a bygone era, suggested by its title, the name of an ancient era.

Featured in “Maine and American Art: Farnsworth Art Museum” with thanks to the Henry Luce Foundation and Wyeth Foundation for American Art.

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