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Sand Dunes, Cape Cod

Dodge MacKnight

American Art

A watercolor specialist for virtually his entire career, the Boston artist Dodge MacKnight pushed the medium’s potential for high-key color and the summary description of form in transparent washes. Brilliant, airy landscapes like this one were highly prized by his primary audience in Boston—a public that by 1900 was exceptionally receptive to the progressive Impressionist aesthetic. In the eyes of his admirers, MacKnight was no less than an equal to the revered John Singer Sargent.
MEDIUM Transparent watercolor with touches of opaque watercolor over graphite on white, moderately thick, rough-textured wove paper
DATES before 1921
DIMENSIONS 17 1/4 x 24 1/16 in. (43.8 x 61.1 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS The paper's watermark: "IN ENGLAND / UNBLEACHED ARNO"
SIGNATURE Signed lower right: "Dodge Macknight"
COLLECTIONS American Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 22.57
CREDIT LINE Frank Sherman Benson Fund and Frederick Loeser Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT No known copyright restrictions
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CAPTION Dodge MacKnight (American, 1860-1950). Sand Dunes, Cape Cod, before 1921. Transparent watercolor with touches of opaque watercolor over graphite on white, moderately thick, rough-textured wove paper, 17 1/4 x 24 1/16 in. (43.8 x 61.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Frank Sherman Benson Fund and Frederick Loeser Fund, 22.57
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