Sand Dunes, Cape Cod
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.
- Artist: Dodge MacKnight, American, 1860-1950
- 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
- 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
- Record Completeness: Best (86%)