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1902 William J. Kaula Born: Boston, Massachusetts 1871 Died: Boston, Massachusetts 1953 oil on canvas 31 7/8 x 39 3/8 in. (81.0 x 99.9 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mary B. Longyear 1917.1.2 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 14A

Luce Center Label

This image captures the last glimpses of light before darkness falls on a summer day. The luminous clouds and vast expanse of sky complement the comforting shadows of trees over a quiet homestead. William J. Kaula painted the greens, browns, and lavenders in closely related values that suggest the soft glow of twilight on a warm evening.


Architecture Exterior - domestic - house

Landscape - time - evening

Landscape - water


paint - oil

fabric - canvas