From the outset of his career, Martin habitually spent his summers on outdoor sketching excursions to sites favored by Hudson River School artists. In these two drawings, he skillfully used crayon to articulate not only the basic forms but also the textural and tonal variations of his landscape subjects. Look closely at Trees to see the secondary image of a distant panorama drawn across the top of the sheet, which has been torn from a sketchbook.
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- Artist: Homer Dodge Martin, American, 1836-1897
- Medium: Black and white Conté crayon on moderately thick, slightlyk textured, green-grey wove paper
- Dates: 1881
- Dimensions: Sheet: 6 1/4 x 10 5/8 in. (15.9 x 27 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Unsigned
- Inscriptions: Inscribed in graphite, lower left: "Newport"
- Collections:American Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Robert E. Blum Gallery, 1st Floor
- Accession Number: 36.487
- Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. William A. Putnam
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: Homer Dodge Martin (American, 1836-1897). Newport, 1881. Black and white Conté crayon on moderately thick, slightlyk textured, green-grey wove paper, Sheet: 6 1/4 x 10 5/8 in. (15.9 x 27 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William A. Putnam, 36.487
- Record Completeness: Best (86%)