The Close of Day

  • Charles Melville Dewey, The Close of Day, n.d., oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of William T. Evans, 1909.7.20

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Charles Melville Dewey was among the practitioners of American tonalism, a style of painting characterized by muted colors and soft-edged, atmospheric effects. The Close of Day captures that fleeting moment as shadows gather and the sun slips beneath the horizon. In the foreground, light reflected in puddles highlights the cart tracks in a dirt road that leads to a house with a smoking chimney, seen in the distance.
Title
The Close of Day
Artists
Date
n.d.
On View
Dimensions
23 3/8 x 39 1/8 in. (59.3 x 99.4 cm.)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of William T. Evans

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Keywords
  • Landscape – road
  • Landscape – time – evening
Object Number
1909.7.20
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