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Plimouth Sound

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Salmon painted Plymouth, England, from memory, nine years after he came to the United States. His decision to paint England may indicate longing for his home, to which he returned in 1842.

Inscription

Reverse: Painted by R. Salmon-/1837.

Provenance

The artist; William P. Kittredge, Boston; to Mrs. H.R. Kittredge, Boston, 1946; to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I., 1946; to MFA, 1948, gift of Maxim Karolik.

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815–1865

1837

  • Robert Salmon, English, 1775–1845 or after (active in the United States 1828–42)
Dimensions

24.13 x 31.43 cm (9 1/2 x 12 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

48.472

Medium or Technique

Oil on panel

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