Landscape near Newport, R. I.

  • Edward Mitchell Bannister, Landscape near Newport, R. I., ca. 1877-1878, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Ronald E. Deal, 1983.95.119

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In 1870, Edward Bannister and his wife moved from Boston to Providence, Rhode Island. The state capital had a rapidly growing immigrant population at that time, and African Americans struggled for job opportunities. Despite these difficult circumstances, Bannister established himself by tapping into the market for pastoral landscape scenes, fashionable among wealthy Providence patrons. Dealer Seth M. Vose popularized these works by importing Barbizon paintings from France to Rhode Island. (Hartigan, Sharing Traditions, 1985)

Title
Landscape near Newport, R. I.
Artist
Date
ca. 1877-1878
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
12 1/8 x 26 in. (30.9 x 65.9 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Ronald E. Deal

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – beach
  • Landscape – Rhode Island – Newport
  • Architecture – boat – sailboat
  • Architecture Exterior – domestic – house
Object Number
1983.95.119
Palette
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