Fort George Island, Florida

  • Thomas Moran, Fort George Island, Florida, 1878, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Neil M. Judd, 1970.73

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In 1877, Thomas Moran traveled with his wife to Fort George Island, Florida, and made small studies of the trees and beaches, images that were radically different from his sweeping vistas of Yellowstone. Within twenty years after this painting was created, the balmy coasts of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida had become fashionable tourist destinations. The hazy blue sky, palm trees, and golden sand suggest a romantic desert island where people could escape their everyday lives.

Title
Fort George Island, Florida
Artist
Date
1878
Location
Dimensions
9 x 12 1/8 in. (22.9 x 30.8 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Neil M. Judd

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – Florida – Fort George Island
Object Number
1970.73
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