Sunset Scene

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Sunset Scene

Artist
Edward Mitchell Bannister, born St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada 1828-died Providence, RI 1901
Luce Center Label
Edward Mitchell Bannister (1828–1901) lived by the sea for most of his life, and many of his paintings, including Sunset Scene, feature boats or bodies of water. Here, the glowing oranges and yellows immediately draw us into the center of the image, highlighting the indistinct trees and buildings in the background. Bannister's intimate views of the American landscape contrast with the large vistas of mountains and canyons painted by many of his contemporaries. This picturesque scene, in which nature is shown as passive and calm, is typical of Bannister's work.
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Dr. Charles Mandell
ca. 1875-1885
Object number
1983.95.82
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Type
Painting
Medium
oil on wood
Dimensions
10 3/4 x 18 7/8 in. (27.2 x 48.0 cm.)
Department
Painting and Sculpture
On View
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 13A
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Topic
Waterscape\coast
Architecture\boat\sailboat
Landscape\time\sunset
Record ID
saam_1983.95.82
GUID (Link to Original Record)
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7f49bd347-9a10-4848-a00c-beaed3e9e7cc