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Dublin Pond, New Hampshire

1894 Abbott Handerson Thayer Born: Boston, Massachusetts 1849 Died: Dublin, New Hampshire 1921 oil on canvas 20 1/8 x 16 1/8 in. (51.1 x 40.8 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of William T. Evans 1911.8.3 Smithsonian American Art Museum
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This painting was a wedding present for Abbott Thayer’s friend the architect Stanford White. It is a view near the artist’s home in Dublin, New Hampshire, and Thayer himself thought the finished painting “a very successful picture of the sunshine striking down on the bottom of a summer lake.” Thayer’s many outdoor scenes of Dublin reflect his passion for nature, an interest that also surfaces in his portraits and allegorical scenes, which are often set in New Hampshire’s green fields.

Keywords

Landscape - lake - Dublin Pond

Landscape - New Hampshire

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas