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Storm at Sea

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The low horizon and contrasting lights and darks indicate Salmon's longstanding awareness of such seventeenth-century Dutch painters as Willem van de Velde and Jacob van Ruisdael. The strong atmospheric effects in this particular painting also may show the influence of J. M. W. Turner's use of...

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Inscription

Reverse: No 44/Painted by R. Salmon/1840

Provenance

The artist; Mrs. James A. Sullivan, Boston, 1944; to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I., 1944; to MFA, 1948, gift of Martha C. (Mrs. Maxim) Karolik.

Credit Line

Bequest of Martha C. Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815-1865

1840

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

41.91 x 61.59 cm (16 1/2 x 24 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

48.473

Medium or Technique

Oil on panel

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