Oil on canvas
Canvas: 18 x 30 in. (45.7 x 76.2 cm) Frame: 27 3/8 × 39 1/2 × 4 1/2 in. (69.5 × 100.3 × 11.4 cm)
signature and date: LR: JFK '61
Kensett, who was initially an engraver, was among a group of artists who sailed in 1840 with Durand for Europe, where he would remain for almost a decade. He renewed his friendship with Durand on his return, sketching with him and others in the Adirondacks and Catskills after his return to New York in 1847. Kensett also visited Newport, Rhode Island and other sites on the northeastern coast, becoming as well known for seascapes as for landscapes. Seashore reveals an unexpectedly painterly treatment of shoreline scenery in the work of a painter better known for his visions of luminist quietude.
Koke, Richard J., American Landscape and Genre Paintings in the New York Historical Society, Vol. II, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1982, p. 239.
The Robert L. Stuart Collection, the gift of his widow Mrs. Mary Stuart
Robert L. Stuart, N.Y.C. (purchased from the artist, 1861)
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