High Cliff, Coast of Maine

Media - 1909.7.29 - SAAM-1909.7.29_2 - 134280
Copied Winslow Homer, High Cliff, Coast of Maine, 1894, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of William T. Evans, 1909.7.29
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Artwork Details

Title
High Cliff, Coast of Maine
Date
1894
Dimensions
overall: 30 1438 14 in. (76.897.2 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of William T. Evans
Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Waterscape — sea
  • Landscape — Maine
  • Landscape — coast
Object Number
1909.7.29

Artwork Description

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.