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Gloucester Harbor

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Hunt spent the summer of 1877 in Kettle Cove, a fishing village in Gloucester, north of Boston. The surrounding area stimulated him to create a series of landscape paintings, including Gloucester Harbor, which were harbingers of the taste for Impressionism that would soon infect Boston. ...

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Provenance

The artist; to estate of the artist; with Hunt Estate Sale, Feb. 23, 1880, no. 65; Mr. and Mrs. John L. Gardner, Boston, 1880; Mrs. John L. (Isabella Stewart) Gardner, by 1898; to Mrs. H.N. Slater, the artist's daughter, Readville, Mass., by 1914; to H. Nelson Slater, Mrs. Esther Slater Kerrigan, and Mrs. Ray Slater Murphy, her children; to MFA, 1944, gift of H. Nelson Slater, Mrs. Esther Slater Kerrigan, and Mrs. Ray Slater Murphy.

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Gift of H. Nelson Slater, Mrs. Esther Slater Kerrigan and Mrs. Ray Slater Murphy in memory of their mother Mabel Hunt Slater

about 1877

Dimensions

53.66 x 79.06 cm (21 1/8 x 31 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

44.47

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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