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Great Silas at Night

1890 Robert C. Minor Born: New York, New York 1839 Died: Waterford, Connecticut 1904 oil on paperboard 16 x 20 in. (40.7 x 50.7 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of William T. Evans 1909.7.48 Smithsonian American Art Museum
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In Great Silas at Night, Robert Minor created a small yet dramatic nighttime image of waves crashing against the rocks. Minor was living in Greenwich Village in 1890, and this may be a view of the New York or Connecticut coastline. A pinpoint of light from a lighthouse is just visible in the distance, emphasizing the scale of the waves and the potential danger that faced ships sailing off the coast.

Keywords

Landscape - rocks

Waterscape - coast

Waterscape - sea

Waterscape - time - night

painting

paint - oil

paperboard

About Robert C. Minor

Born: New York, New York 1839 Died: Waterford, Connecticut 1904

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