Lighthouse Beach, Annisquam

  • H. Bolton Jones, Lighthouse Beach, Annisquam, ca. 1887, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1984.49

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This painting shows a beach in Annisquam, a small village on the northern coast of Massachusetts. Hugh Bolton Jones made many trips to New England during the 1880s and 1890s, making sketches and notes for his paintings. The winding pathway and bright sky suggest that the sea is just beyond the rocky dunes, encouraging us to follow the lone figure along the sandy trail. Jones used warm colors and small, feathery brushstrokes to create a welcoming image of a sunny day on the coast.
Lighthouse Beach, Annisquam
ca. 1887
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Not on view.
24 1/4 x 40 3/8 in. (61.6 x 102.6 cm.)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

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Mediums Description
oil on canvas
  • Landscape – beach – Lighthouse Beach
  • Landscape – Massachusetts – Annisquam
  • Animal – cattle
  • Figure male – full length
  • Landscape – coast
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