Misty Morning, Coast of Maine
On View: American Art Galleries, 5th Floor, Imagining the New Nation’s Landscape, 1800–1880
The influence of William Trost Richards is evident in this work’s coastal subject matter, careful execution, and vaporous atmospheric effects. Parton studied with Richards in Philadelphia from 1859 to 1861 and remained close with the elder artist throughout his life, even going on a sketching expedition with him in the Adirondacks.
Oil on canvas
ca. late 1860s
Signed lower left (initials in monogram): "AP"
Bequest of Caroline H. Polhemus
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Arthur Parton (American, 1842-1914). Misty Morning, Coast of Maine, ca. late 1860s. Oil on canvas, 9 1/8 x 17 5/16 in. (23.2 x 44 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Caroline H. Polhemus, 06.31 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum Photograph, 06.31_PS11.jpg)
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