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Untitled (moon over a harbor, wharf scene with full moon and masts of boats)

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Department
Painting and Sculpture
On View
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 9B
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor
Date
ca. 1868
Object number
1983.95.76
Luce Center Label
Edward Mitchell Bannister lived his entire life by the sea and probably made this painting while he was living in Boston in the late 1860s. Although he never traveled abroad, Bannister was influenced by late nineteenth-century French landscape painting, which shows in his thick brushstrokes, subdued colors, and simple compositions. In this painting of a moonlit harbor, the misty colors and bleak landscape create a mysterious scene, as if Bannister had painted it in the middle of the night.
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of H. Alan and Melvin Frank
Artist
Edward Mitchell Bannister, born St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada 1828-died Providence, RI 1901
Topic
Waterscape\boat
Landscape\celestial\moon
Landscape\time\night
Architecture\boat\sailboat
Landscape\wharf
Medium
oil on fiberboard
Dimensions
9 5/8 x 15 1/4 in. (24.5 x 38.7 cm.)
Data Source
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Type
Painting
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7c82c88d3-373b-49c0-a2de-cc4169778858
Record ID
saam_1983.95.76

Untitled (moon over a harbor, wharf scene with full moon and masts of boats)

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