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Newburyport Marshes

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In spite of the modest size of his marsh paintings, Heade emphasized the expanse of the view by using canvases that are more than twice as wide as they are high. He also typically avoided traditional "framing" devices such as trees at either side of the composition, further underscoring the...

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Inscription

Lower left: M J. Heade.

Provenance

The artist; with Harry Shaw Newman, New York, 1947; Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I., 1947; to MFA, 1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik.

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik

about 1866–76

Dimensions

33.65 x 66.04 cm (13 1/4 x 26 in.)

Accession Number

64.441

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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