High Cliff, Coast of Maine

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

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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
Artists
Date
1894
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
Classifications
Keywords
  • Waterscape – sea
  • Landscape – Maine
  • Landscape – coast
  • Landscape – rocks
Object Number
1909.7.29
Palette
Emoji
URL
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