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From Amagansett to East Hampton

n.d. George H. Bogert Born: New York, New York 1864 Died: New York, New York 1944 oil on canvas 27 3/4 x 39 1/2 in. (70.6 x 100.3 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of John Gellatly 1929.6.4 Smithsonian American Art Museum
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George Bogert created several views of Amagansett, Long Island, which was a popular subject for nineteenth-century landscape painters. In this image the view sweeps westward along Amagansett beach to the distant village of East Hampton, where a church spire reaches up above the horizon. The sky fills almost two thirds of the canvas, and our eyes are drawn first to the large clouds that stand out against the bright blue sky. The figures walking along the grass appear tiny under this dramatic sky, which evokes the power of nature even on a calm day.

Keywords

Figure(s) in exterior - water

Landscape - coast

Landscape - island - Long Island

Landscape - New York - Amagansett

Landscape - New York - East Hampton

Landscape - New York - Long Island

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

About George H. Bogert

Born: New York, New York 1864 Died: New York, New York 1944