Great Silas at Night

  • Robert C. Minor, Great Silas at Night, 1890, oil on paperboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of William T. Evans, 1909.7.48

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In Great Silas at Night, Robert Minor created a small yet dramatic nighttime image of waves crashing against the rocks. Minor was living in Greenwich Village in 1890, and this may be a view of the New York or Connecticut coastline. A pinpoint of light from a lighthouse is just visible in the distance, emphasizing the scale of the waves and the potential danger that faced ships sailing off the coast.

Title
Great Silas at Night
Artist
Date
1890
On View
Dimensions
16 x 20 in. (40.7 x 50.7 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of William T. Evans

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on paperboard
Classifications
Keywords
  • Waterscape – time – night
  • Landscape – rocks
  • Waterscape – coast
  • Waterscape – sea
Object Number
1909.7.48
Palette
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