View near New London, Connecticut
This large-scale watercolor, displayed at the American Watercolor Society’s 1877 annual exhibition, is typical of Francis Silva’s oeuvre in its marine subject matter, crystalline lighting effects, and inconspicuous brushwork. The broken mast on the beach at left makes a subtle allusion to nature’s destructive power in this otherwise placid scene.
- Artist: Francis Augustus Silva, American, 1835-1886
- Medium: Opaque and transparent watercolor over graphite on beige, moderately thick, slightly textured wove paper
- Dates: 1877
- Dimensions: 17 9/16 x 27 5/8 in. (44.6 x 70.2 cm) Frame: 22 3/8 x 32 1/4 x 2 5/16 in. (56.8 x 81.9 x 5.9 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed and dated lower left: "F. A. Silva '77"
- Collections:American Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 46.195
- Credit Line: Dick S. Ramsay Fund
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: Francis Augustus Silva (American, 1835-1886). View near New London, Connecticut, 1877. Opaque and transparent watercolor over graphite on beige, moderately thick, slightly textured wove paper, 17 9/16 x 27 5/8 in. (44.6 x 70.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 46.195
- Record Completeness: Best (83%)