Sunrise over Fishing Waters--Maine

  • William E. Norton, Sunrise over Fishing Waters--Maine, ca. 1880, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Alice H. Rossin, 1982.1.32

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William E. Norton lived in Boston but spent a great deal of time painting on the coast of Maine. He preferred to work outdoors and probably painted Sunrise over Fishing Waters—Maine during one of his summer trips to the coast. Rather than paint every detail, Norton used delicate dabs of paint to quickly capture the overall scene like the sun's reflection in the water, the breaking waves, and the small sails off in the distance.

Title
Sunrise over Fishing Waters--Maine
Artists
Date
ca. 1880
On View
Dimensions
8 1/4 x 13 in. (21.0 x 33.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Alice H. Rossin

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – Maine
  • Waterscape – coast
  • Waterscape – sea – Atlantic Ocean
  • Waterscape – time – sunrise
Object Number
1982.1.32
Palette
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