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the american landscape

  • Summer

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    Summer

    about 1860–70

    Gustave Doré, French, 1832–1883

    Dimensions

    266.4 x 200.1 cm (104 7/8 x 78 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    73.8

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  • Dawn

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    Dawn

    1862

    Martin Johnson Heade, American, 1819–1904

    Dimensions

    31.11 x 61.59 cm (12 1/4 x 24 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    47.1143

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    Americas
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    Cohn Gallery (Heade & Lane) - 235 More Info

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  • Lake View, Yellowstone Park

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    Lake View, Yellowstone Park

    Frank Jay Haynes, American, 1853–1921

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 12.8 x 20.4 cm (5 1/16 x 8 1/16 in.) Mount: 28.2 x 38.6 cm (11 1/8 x 15 3/16 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, albumen print

    Classification

    Photographs

    Accession Number

    1977.556

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  • Vernal and Nevada Falls, from...

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    Vernal and Nevada Falls, from Glacier Point, Yosemite Valley, April 1895

    1895

    Isaiah W. Taber, American, 1830–1912

    Dimensions

    Image: 18.2 x 23.6 cm (7 3/16 x 9 5/16 in.) Sheet: 18.8 x 23.6 cm (7 3/8 x 9 5/16 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, platinum print

    Classification

    Photographs

    Accession Number

    1977.557

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  • Storm Provincetown Bay, Cape Cod,...

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    Storm Provincetown Bay, Cape Cod, 1976

    1976

    Joel Meyerowitz, American, born in 1938

    Dimensions

    Image: 19.4 x 24.4 cm (7 5/8 x 9 5/8 in.) Sheet: 27.9 x 35.6 cm (11 x 14 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, chromogenic print (Ektacolor)

    Classification

    Photographs

    Accession Number

    1977.589

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  • Provincetown, Cape Cod, 1976 (...

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    Provincetown, Cape Cod, 1976 (Swimming Pool)

    1976

    Joel Meyerowitz, American, born in 1938

    Dimensions

    Image: 19.4 x 24.5 cm (7 5/8 x 9 5/8 in.) Sheet: 27.9 x 35.6 cm (11 x 14 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, chromogenic print (Ektacolor)

    Classification

    Photographs

    Accession Number

    1977.591

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  • Storm, Corn Hill, Truro, Cape Cod...

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    Storm, Corn Hill, Truro, Cape Cod, 1976

    1976

    Joel Meyerowitz, American, born in 1938

    Dimensions

    Image: 19.4 x 24.5 cm (7 5/8 x 9 5/8 in.) Sheet: 27.9 x 35.6 cm (11 x 14 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, chromogenic print (Ektacolor)

    Classification

    Photographs

    Accession Number

    1977.592

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  • Lake View, Man Fishing in...

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    Lake View, Man Fishing in Foreground, Yellowstone Park

    Frank Jay Haynes, American, 1853–1921

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 12.8 x 20.2 cm (5 1/16 x 7 15/16 in.) Mount: 28.2 x 38.8 cm (11 1/8 x 15 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, albumen print

    Classification

    Photographs

    Accession Number

    1977.595

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  • Waterfall, Yellowstone Park

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    Waterfall, Yellowstone Park

    Frank Jay Haynes, American, 1853–1921

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 12.7 x 20.1 cm (5 x 7 15/16 in.) Mount: 28.1 x 38.7 cm (11 1/16 x 15 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, albumen print

    Classification

    Photographs

    Accession Number

    1977.596

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  • Market Street, San Francisco

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    Market Street, San Francisco

    Taber & Co., American, active in 1850–1860

    Dimensions

    Image: 18.6 x 23.6 cm (7 5/16 x 9 5/16 in.) Sheet: 19.0 x 23.6 cm (7 1/2 x 9 5/16 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, albumen print

    Classification

    Photographs

    Accession Number

    1977.629

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  • Ranchos de Taos Church, New Mexico

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    Ranchos de Taos Church, New Mexico

    1931

    Paul Strand, American, 1890–1976

    Dimensions

    Image: 11.7 x 14.9 cm (4 5/8 x 5 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, platinum print

    Classification

    Photographs

    Accession Number

    1977.784

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  • View on Apache Lake, Sierra Blanca...

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    View on Apache Lake, Sierra Blanca Range, Arizona

    1873

    Timothy H. O'Sullivan, American (born in Ireland), 1840–1882

    Dimensions

    Image: 27.3 x 20 cm (10 3/4 x 7 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, albumen print

    Classification

    Photographs

    Accession Number

    1977.190

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  • Tremont Street, Boston

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    Tremont Street, Boston

    about 1843

    Philip Harry, American (born in England), 1843–1860

    Dimensions

    34.92 x 40.96 cm (13 3/4 x 16 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on panel

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    47.1150

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    Americas
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    Crozier Gallery (Neoclassicism) - 121 More Info

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  • Niagara Falls Frozen in Winter

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    Niagara Falls Frozen in Winter

    1885

    Unidentified artist, American, 19th century

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet (rounded corners): 19.9 x 24.5 cm (7 13/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, albumen print

    Classification

    Photographs

    Accession Number

    1978.394

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  • Migrant Family, Texas

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    Migrant Family, Texas

    1936

    Dorothea Lange, American, 1895–1965

    Dimensions

    Image: 21.8 x 30.6 cm (8 9/16 x 12 1/16 in.) Sheet: 26.3 x 31.9 cm (10 3/8 x 12 9/16 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Classification

    Photographs

    Accession Number

    1979.15

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  • Ghost Town, Bodie, California, 1940

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    Ghost Town, Bodie, California, 1940

    1940

    Ansel Adams, American, 1902–1984

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 17.5 x 23.2 cm (6 7/8 x 9 1/8 in.) Mount: 34.1 x 40.6 cm (13 7/16 x 16 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Classification

    Photographs

    Accession Number

    1979.180

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  • The Arctic Regions, Illustrated...

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    The Arctic Regions, Illustrated with Photographs Taken on an Art Expedition to Greenland

    1873

    William Bradford, American, 1823–1892

    Dimensions

    27.3 x 63.2 cm (10 3/4 x 24 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    Illustrated book with 141 albumen prints

    Classification

    Photographs, Illustrated books

    Accession Number

    1980.246

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  • New Mexico

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    New Mexico

    1957

    Garry Winogrand, American, 1928–1984

    Dimensions

    Image: 22.0 x 32.8 cm (8 11/16 x 12 15/16 in.) Sheet: 28.0 x 35.5 cm (11 x 14 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Classification

    Photographs

    Accession Number

    1980.458

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  • The Lower Yosemite Fall, 487 Feet...

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    The Lower Yosemite Fall, 487 Feet, and Mt. Starr King, 5,080 Feet, Yosemite Valley, California

    1850–60

    Taber & Co., American, active in 1850–1860

    Dimensions

    Image: 22.7 x 18.6 cm (8 15/16 x 7 5/16 in.) Sheet: 23.1 x 18.6 cm (9 1/8 x 7 5/16 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, platinum print

    Classification

    Photographs

    Accession Number

    1981.33

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  • Off Shore: After the Storm

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    Off Shore: After the Storm

    about 1861–63

    Martin Johnson Heade, American, 1819–1904

    Dimensions

    76.52 x 127.32 cm (30 1/8 x 50 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    47.1151

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    Americas More Info

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  • Salt Marshes, Newburyport,...

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    Salt Marshes, Newburyport, Massachusetts

    about 1866–76

    Martin Johnson Heade, American, 1819–1904

    Dimensions

    39.37 x 76.83 cm (15 1/2 x 30 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    47.1152

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  • Sugar Loaf Mountain

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    Sugar Loaf Mountain

    1821

    Alvan Fisher, American, 1792–1863

    Dimensions

    64.77 x 83.5 cm (25 1/2 x 32 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    47.1154

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  • Cloudy Day, Rhode Island

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    Cloudy Day, Rhode Island

    1861

    Martin Johnson Heade, American, 1819–1904

    Dimensions

    29.53 x 64.45 cm (11 5/8 x 25 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    47.1158

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  • Cloudy Day, Rhode Island

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    Cloudy Day, Rhode Island

    1861

    Martin Johnson Heade, American, 1819–1904

    Dimensions

    29.53 x 64.45 cm (11 5/8 x 25 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    47.1158

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  • Sunset over the Marshes

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    Sunset over the Marshes

    about 1890–1904

    Martin Johnson Heade, American, 1819–1904

    Dimensions

    26.03 x 46.35 cm (10 1/4 x 18 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    47.1176

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  • Ludlow, Vermont

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    Ludlow, Vermont

    after 1848

    Unidentified artist, American, mid-19th century

    Dimensions

    60.96 x 102.55 cm (24 x 40 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    47.1210

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  • Medford Marshes

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    Medford Marshes

    1862–63

    George Loring Brown, American, 1814–1889

    Dimensions

    53.97 x 109.22 cm (21 1/4 x 43 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    47.1228

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  • Approaching Storm: Beach near...

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    Approaching Storm: Beach near Newport

    about 1861–62

    Martin Johnson Heade, American, 1819–1904

    Dimensions

    71.12 x 148.27 cm (28 x 58 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    45.889

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    Americas
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    Cohn Gallery (Heade & Lane) - 235 More Info

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  • Niagara Falls from the Foot of...

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    Niagara Falls from the Foot of Goat Island

    1857

    Jasper Francis Cropsey, American, 1823–1900

    Dimensions

    39.05 x 61.28 cm (15 3/8 x 24 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    47.1238

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    Americas
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    Vinik Gallery (Salon: Americans Abroad) - 233 More Info

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  • Boston Harbor

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    Boston Harbor

    1835

    John S. Blunt, American, 1798–1835

    Dimensions

    52.07 x 71.44 cm (20 1/2 x 28 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on panel

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    47.1240

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  • Winter Scene

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    Winter Scene

    about 1828

    John S. Blunt, American, 1798–1835

    Dimensions

    60.64 x 69.85 cm (23 7/8 x 27 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas mounted on Masonite

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    47.1242

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  • New England Hillside

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    New England Hillside

    1830s

    Unidentified artist, American, 19th century

    Dimensions

    60.96 x 79.06 cm (24 x 31 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    47.1248

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  • Storm in the Mountains

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    Storm in the Mountains

    about 1870

    Albert Bierstadt, American (born in Germany), 1830–1902

    Dimensions

    96.52 x 152.72 cm (38 x 60 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    47.1257

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    Americas
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    Vinik Gallery (Salon: Americans Abroad) - 233 More Info

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  • A Passing Storm

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    A Passing Storm

    1849

    Frederic Edwin Church, American, 1826–1900

    Dimensions

    35.88 x 30.48 cm (14 1/8 x 12 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    48.415

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    Americas
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    James Gallery (Gothic Revival, Church, Cole) - 236 More Info

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  • Bash-Bish Falls, Massachusetts

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    Bash-Bish Falls, Massachusetts

    1855

    John Frederick Kensett, American, 1816–1872

    Dimensions

    75.88 x 61.28 cm (29 7/8 x 24 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    48.437

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    Vinik Gallery (Salon: Americans Abroad) - 233 More Info

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  • Fresh Water Cove from Dolliver...

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    Fresh Water Cove from Dolliver's Neck, Gloucester

    early 1850s

    Fitz Henry Lane, American, 1804–1865

    Dimensions

    61.28 x 91.76 cm (24 1/8 x 36 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    48.445

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    James Gallery (Gothic Revival, Church, Cole) - 236 More Info

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  • Boat Race, Boston Harbor

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    Boat Race, Boston Harbor

    1852

    A. A. Lawrence, American, 19th century

    Dimensions

    55.88 x 76.2 cm (22 x 30 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    48.451

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  • View of the Iron Works, Canton,...

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    View of the Iron Works, Canton, Massachusetts

    about 1850

    Unidentified artist, American, mid-19th century

    Dimensions

    68.9 x 86.68 cm (27 1/8 x 34 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    62.274

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  • Meditation by the Sea

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    Meditation by the Sea

    early 1860s

    Unidentified artist, American, mid-19th century

    Dimensions

    34.61 x 49.85 cm (13 5/8 x 19 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    45.892

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    Americas
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    Linde Gallery (Am. Folk Art) - 237 More Info

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  • Valley of the Yosemite

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    Valley of the Yosemite

    1864

    Albert Bierstadt, American (born in Germany), 1830–1902

    Dimensions

    30.16 x 48.89 cm (11 7/8 x 19 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on paperboard

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    47.1236

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  • White Mountains from North Conway...

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    White Mountains from North Conway, New Hampshire

    1851–52

    David Johnson, American, 1827–1908

    Dimensions

    40.64 x 58.42 cm (16 x 23 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    62.276

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    Roberts Family Gallery (Rotating) - LG26 More Info

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  • Smith's Point, Beverly,...

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    Smith's Point, Beverly, Massachusetts

    1867

    John Frederick Kensett, American, 1816–1872

    Dimensions

    56.2 x 91.76 cm (22 1/8 x 36 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    62.277

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  • Boston Harbor

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    Boston Harbor

    about 1850–55

    Fitz Henry Lane, American, 1804–1865

    Dimensions

    66.04 x 106.68 cm (26 x 42 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    66.339

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    Americas
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    Cohn Gallery (Heade & Lane) - 235 More Info

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  • Hot Still-Scape for Six Colors —...

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    Hot Still-Scape for Six Colors — 7th Avenue Style

    1940

    Stuart Davis, American, 1892–1964

    Dimensions

    91.44 x 113.98 cm (36 x 44 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    1983.120

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    Americas
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    Lane Galleries (Sheeler & Dove) - 334 More Info

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  • City Rhythm

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    City Rhythm

    1948

    Charmion von Wiegand, American, 1899–1983

    Dimensions

    43.18 x 30.48 cm (17 x 12 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    1985.330

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  • Randolph, New Hampshire

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    Randolph, New Hampshire

    1915

    William Zorach, American (born in Lithuania), 1889–1966

    Dimensions

    50.8 x 60.64 cm (20 x 23 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    le Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    1993.867a

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    Americas
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    Roberts Family Gallery (Rotating) - LG26 More Info

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  • The Capitol, Washington

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    The Capitol, Washington

    1910

    Edward Darley Boit, American, 1840–1915

    Dimensions

    Overall: 76 x 63.5cm (29 15/16 x 25in.) Framed: 101.9 x 87 cm (40 1/8 x 34 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Watercolor on paper

    Classification

    Watercolors

    Accession Number

    12.161

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  • Spring Hillside

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    Spring Hillside

    1899–1902

    John Joseph Enneking, American, 1841–1916

    Dimensions

    62.55 x 87.63 cm (24 5/8 x 34 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    13.474

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