High Cliff, Coast of Maine

  • Winslow Homer, High Cliff, Coast of Maine, 1894, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of William T. Evans, 1909.7.29

Publication Label

Winslow Homer was known for his robust depictions of nature. In High Cliff, Coast of Maine, the ocean wages a mighty and relentless assault on a rocky cliff at Prout's Neck, one of the artist's favorite spots on the coast. Both the two small figures at the upper right and the tight composition heighten the viewer's sense of the powerful surf.

Smithsonian American Art Museum: Commemorative Guide. Nashville, TN: Beckon Books, 2015.

Title
High Cliff, Coast of Maine
Artist
Date
1894
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
overall: 30 1/4 x 38 1/4 in. (76.8 x 97.2 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of William T. Evans

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Waterscape – sea
  • Landscape – Maine
  • Landscape – coast
Object Number
1909.7.29
Palette
Emoji
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI