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Sailing Ship--off Coast of Maine

1876 William E. Norton Born: Boston, Massachusetts 1843 Died: New York, New York 1916 oil on canvas 9 3/4 x 16 1/8 in. (24.8 x 41.0 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Alice H. Rossin 1982.1.33 Smithsonian American Art Museum
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William E. Norton lived in Boston but spent a great deal of time painting on the coast of Maine. Maine Coast has broad brushstrokes and little detail, suggesting that Norton created it “on the spot” as a study for a more finished work such as Sailing Ship, which was probably painted back in his studio.

Keywords

Architecture - boat - sailing ship

Landscape - Maine

Waterscape - sea

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

About William E. Norton

Born: Boston, Massachusetts 1843 Died: New York, New York 1916

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