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Shore Scene: Point Judith

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While the places that Heade visited generally are identifiable, he rarely focused on topography. A pencil sketch for this painting is inscribed "Point Judith, R. I." The sketch shows the shoreline and rocks looking south toward the point but gives no hint of the calm luminosity of the finished...

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Inscription

Lower left: M J Heade/1863

Provenance

The artist; probably with Vose Galleries, Providence, R. I., about 1863; to Thomas Harris, Providence, R. I.; to Mrs. Thomas Harris, Providence, R. I.; to Stephen C. Harris, Providence, R. I., her son; to Thomas Harris, his son; to Mary Harris Clark, about 1962, his daughter; to MFA, 1991, gift of Mary Harris Clark.

Credit Line

Gift of Mary Harris Clark

1863

Dimensions

76.52 x 153.03 cm (30 1/8 x 60 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1991.967

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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Americas

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