Marine

Media - 1978.43 - SAAM-1978.43_3 - 135154
Copied Unidentified (French), Marine, 18th century, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum acquisition, 1978.43
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Artwork Details

Title
Marine
Artist
Unidentified (French)
Date
18th century
Dimensions
sight 12 3418 18 in. (32.446.0 cm)
Credit Line
Museum acquisition
Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Architecture Exterior — lighthouse
  • Figure group
  • Waterscape — harbor
  • Waterscape — coast
  • Landscape — coast
  • Occupation — domestic — laundry
  • Occupation — industry — fishing
  • Architecture — boat — sailing ship
Object Number
1978.43

Artwork Description

An unknown artist painted this image of an Italian port in the eighteenth century. Many American artists traveled to Europe during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to learn from the old-master paintings in the museums of Paris, London, and Rome. British and American clients bought images of distant landscapes and figures, and even artists who couldn’t afford to make the trip would copy the engravings and paintings of those who did.