From Amagansett to East Hampton

  • George H. Bogert, From Amagansett to East Hampton, n.d., oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Gellatly, 1929.6.4

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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.

Title
From Amagansett to East Hampton
Artist
Date
n.d.
On View
Dimensions
27 3/4 x 39 1/2 in. (70.6 x 100.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of John Gellatly

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – New York – Long Island
  • Landscape – New York – East Hampton
  • Landscape – New York – Amagansett
  • Landscape – island – Long Island
  • Landscape – coast
  • Figure group
Object Number
1929.6.4
Palette
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