Object Detail


Artist
Date
1903
Period
20th century
Media
Oil on oak panel
Measurements
8 x 10 inches (unframed)
13 11/16 x 15 5/8 x 1 3/4 inches (framed)
Classification
Subject Category
Seascape
Water
Credit Line
Museum Purchase, 1991.9
Accession No
91.9
Context
This rapidly executed oil study of waves crashing against one of the island’s rugged headlands was made on Henri’s first trip to the scenic island of Matinicus, Maine with fellow painter Edward Redfield (1869-1965). Done on an 8 x 10 inch panel, it exemplified Henri’s desire to capture the essence of a scene, painted with vigorous brushstrokes and thickly applied colors. It was one of twenty-five small paintings Henri made over four days on his first trip to Monhegan.

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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