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Marine Study

1860-1900 Franklin D. Briscoe Born: Baltimore, Maryland 1844 Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1903 oil on paperboard 8 x 13 7/8 in. (20.3 x 35.2 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Dr. William Henry Holmes 1930.12.28 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 9B


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Franklin D. Briscoe spent a great deal of time at sea, traveling between America and Europe. The ocean fascinated him, and his paintings are often based on his journeys. Briscoe painted this piece outside on a foggy day, using expressive brushstrokes to capture the subdued colors and hazy sunshine of the scene.

Keywords

Architecture - boat - fishing boat

Architecture - boat - rowboat

Figure(s) in exterior - water

Study

Waterscape - time - sunset

painting

paint - oil

paperboard

About Franklin D. Briscoe

Born: Baltimore, Maryland 1844 Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1903

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