Seconnet Point, Rhode Island

  • Worthington Whittredge, Seconnet Point, Rhode Island, ca. 1880, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, L.E. Katzenbach Fund, 1967.142.1

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Worthington Whittredge traveled to Newport, Rhode Island, in the fall of 1877. He was inspired by the French painter Charles-François Daubigny. One of the forerunners of impressionism, Daubigny emphasized the effects of light and color on the landscape (Janson, Worthington Whittredge, 1989). In this painting, Whittredge used bright, clean colors and expressive brushstrokes to evoke the fresh atmosphere of a coastal scene. The curved road in the foreground invites us to follow the couple, who are walking through the fields to the deserted beach.

Title
Seconnet Point, Rhode Island
Artist
Date
ca. 1880
Location
Dimensions
13 5/8 x 20 7/8 in. (34.7 x 53.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

L.E. Katzenbach Fund

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – coast
  • Landscape – road
  • Figure group
  • Landscape – Rhode Island – Newport
  • Landscape – Rhode Island – Seconnet Point
Object Number
1967.142.1
Palette
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