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Sunrise over Fishing Waters--Maine

ca. 1880 William E. Norton Born: Boston, Massachusetts 1843 Died: New York, New York 1916 oil on wood mounted on paperboard 8 1/4 x 13 in. (21.0 x 33.0 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Alice H. Rossin 1982.1.32 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. He preferred to work outdoors and probably painted Sunrise over Fishing Waters—Maine during one of his summer trips to the coast. Rather than paint every detail, Norton used delicate dabs of paint to quickly capture the overall scene like the sun's reflection in the water, the breaking waves, and the small sails off in the distance.

Keywords

Landscape - Maine

Waterscape - coast

Waterscape - sea - Atlantic Ocean

Waterscape - time - sunrise

painting

paint - oil

paperboard

wood

About William E. Norton

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

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