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Cape Cod, Sand Dune

1894 Herman Hartwich Born: New York, New York 1853 Died: Munich, Germany 1926 oil on canvas 13 1/2 x 21 3/8 in. (34.2 x 54.2 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Emily Dorothy Ammann 1965.14.1 Not currently on view


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Herman Hartwich painted Sand Dune and Beach on Cape Cod, a great curling hook of land jutting out from the eastern coast of Massachusetts. In the nineteenth century the cape was a popular destination for tourists and artists, and the expressive brushstrokes and ragged margins suggest Hartwich painted these on the spot as studies for finished works.

Keywords

Landscape - coast

Landscape - Massachusetts - Cape Cod

Landscape - season - summer

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

About Herman Hartwich

Born: New York, New York 1853 Died: Munich, Germany 1926

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