Marine

  • Unidentified (French), Marine, 18th century, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum acquisition, 1978.43

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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.

Title
Marine
Artists
Date
18th century
On View
Dimensions
sight 12 3/4 x 18 1/8 in. (32.4 x 46.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum acquisition

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Architecture Exterior – lighthouse
  • Figure group
  • Waterscape – harbor
  • Waterscape – coast
  • Occupation – industry – fishing
  • Architecture – boat – sailing ship
Object Number
1978.43
Palette
Linked Open Data
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