Lighthouse Beach, Annisquam

Media - 1984.49 - SAAM-1984.49_1 - 7644
Copied H. Bolton Jones, Lighthouse Beach, Annisquam, ca. 1887, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1984.49
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Artwork Details

Title
Lighthouse Beach, Annisquam
Date
ca. 1887
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
24 1440 38 in. (61.6102.6 cm.)
Credit Line
Museum purchase
Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape — beach — Lighthouse Beach
  • Landscape — Massachusetts — Annisquam
  • Animal — cattle
  • Figure male — full length
  • Landscape — coast
Object Number
1984.49

Artwork Description

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.