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Creator Name: Kensett, John Frederick
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: American; 1816-1872 North and Central America,North America,United Sta
Creator Active Place: North and Central America,North America,United Sta
Creator Name-CRT: John Frederick Kensett
Title: Near Newport
Title Type: preferred
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1869
Creation End Date: 1869
Creation Date: 1869
Creation Place: North and Central America,North America,United States,Rhode Island,Newport
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: unframed: 29.5 x 62.4 cm (11 5/8 x 24 1/4 in.)framed: 53.7 x 86.4 cm (21 1/8 x 34 in.)
Inscriptions: Signed, lower right: "JFK (monogram) 69"
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1944.686
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Friends of American Art Collection; the Goodman Fund
Context: Near Newport is one of John Frederick Kensett's late depictions of the New England coast. Small in scale, luminous with light, and meticulously detailed, the painting stretches a limitless sea before us and carefully documents the configuration of the Rhode Island coast. Kensett first visited the Newport area around 1854, returned there numerous times during the course of his career, and devoted many canvases to its scenic beauty. The artist's many depictions of the seaside reflect his stylistic development, moving from a mode largely indebted to Old Master painters and early Hudson River landscape painters to one akin to seventeenth-century Dutch marine painting.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1944.686
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1998
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