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Sunset on Long Beach

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In an oeuvre of 650 known oils, Heade painted more than 150 salt-marsh landscapes. No two are identical. The earliest feature the area near Newburyport, Massachusetts, located north of Boston; further south and closer to the city, he worked in Lynn and Marshfield, as well as along the...

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Lower right: M J Heade


By 1944, private collection, Brooklyn, New York; 1944, with Victor Spark, New York; 1945, with Macbeth Gallery, New York; 1945, sold by Macbeth Gallery to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I.; 1947, gift of Maxim Karolik to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 12, 1947)

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

about 1867


25.72 x 55.88 cm (10 1/8 x 22 in.)

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Oil on canvas