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Lighthouse Beach, Annisquam

ca. 1887 H. Bolton Jones Born: Baltimore, Maryland 1848 Died: New York, New York 1927 oil on canvas 24 1/4 x 40 3/8 in. (61.6 x 102.6 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase 1984.49 Not currently on view


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This painting shows a beach in Annisquam, a small village on the northern coast of Massachusetts. Hugh Bolton Jones made many trips to New England during the 1880s and 1890s, making sketches and notes for his paintings. The winding pathway and bright sky suggest that the sea is just beyond the rocky dunes, encouraging us to follow the lone figure along the sandy trail. Jones used warm colors and small, feathery brushstrokes to create a welcoming image of a sunny day on the coast.

Keywords

Animal - cattle

Figure male - full length

Landscape - beach - Lighthouse Beach

Landscape - coast

Landscape - Massachusetts - Annisquam

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

About H. Bolton Jones

Born: Baltimore, Maryland 1848 Died: New York, New York 1927

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