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Artist
Date
1860
Period
19th century
Media
Oil on canvas
Measurements
15 x 26 3/8 inches (unframed)
22 1/2 x 33 1/2 x 3 inches (framed)
Classification
Subject Category
Landscape
Sun
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Mary A. Boudreau in memory of Dwight Hitchcock, 1957.1062
Accession No
57.1062
Context
Scenes such as Inness’ "Sunrise" were popular results of the Romanticism movement that had taken America by storm in the first half of the nineteenth-century. Toward the end of his career, Inness, became an admirer of Emanuel Swedenborg’s (1688-1772) transcendental theology that believed everything in nature was infused with spirituality (like Plato’s “divine spark” of humanity). Fittingly, Inness departed this world while experiencing a sunset with his son in Scotland in 1894.

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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