In this plein air sketch of Newport, on the Isle of Wight in England, Homer Dodge Martin outlined topographical forms and then used freer strokes of crayon to depict grassy areas and the hazy sky. The atmospheric and emotional qualities of this work indicate the growing influence of the French Barbizon School on American artists. Martin captured a sense of solitude in this landscape, with the only sign of human intervention represented by the fence and road in the foreground.
- 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 not on view
- 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%)