Maine Coast

Media - 1982.1.34 - SAAM-1982.1.34_1 - 50913
Copied William E. Norton, Maine Coast, 1875, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Alice H. Rossin, 1982.1.34
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Artwork Details

Title
Maine Coast
Date
1875
Dimensions
12 1816 18 in. (30.841.0 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Alice H. Rossin
Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape — Maine
  • Landscape — coast
  • Landscape — rocks
Object Number
1982.1.34

Artwork Description

William E. Norton lived in Boston but spent a great deal of time painting on the coast of Maine. Maine Coast has broad brushstrokes and little detail, suggesting that Norton created it “on the spot” as a study for a more finished work such as Sailing Ship, which was probably painted back in his studio.