Untitled (landscape, cloudy sky)

Media - 1983.95.95 - SAAM-1983.95.95_2 - 135101
Copied Edward Mitchell Bannister, Untitled (landscape, cloudy sky), n.d., oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Louis Glaser, 1983.95.95
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Artwork Details

Title
Untitled (landscape, cloudy sky)
Date
n.d.
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
1519 18 in. (38.248.5 cm.)
Credit Line
Gift of Louis Glaser
Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape — forest
  • Landscape — weather — cloud
Object Number
1983.95.95

Artwork Description

As a young man, Edward Bannister worked as a cook on a trading ship, and this early experience influenced the subjects of his paintings. His love for the sea and lifelong interest in sailing appear in his many marine paintings, but also emerge in some of his landscape sketches, like this one, in which the green hills resemble a tumultuous ocean.