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Artist
Date
1936
Period
20th century
Media
Oil on canvas
Measurements
42 3/8 x 52 1/4 inches (unframed)
46 11/16 x 56 5/8 x 2 3/8 inches (framed)
Classification
Subject Category
House
Building
Credit Line
Museum purchase, 1989.13
Accession No
89.13
Context
Eight Bells was the name N.C. Wyeth gave to the house in Port Clyde, Maine he bought in 1920 as a summer home for himself and his family, named after a famous painting by Winslow Homer. One of the many paintings he made in Maine independent of his illustration commissions, it captures the brilliant sun and puffy white clouds so typical of coastal Maine summer days.

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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