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View of Coffin's Beach

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View of Coffin’s Beach is an evocative late work by Fitz Henry Lane in which topography and anecdote are subordinated to the delicate beauty of dawn hues breaking over the land and water. The painting is based on a sketch Lane made from Two Penny Loaf, a rocky outcropping at the northern end...

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Reverse: View of Coffin's beach, from the rocks at/the Loaf, after a sketch taken, August, 1862./by Fitz H. Lane./Presented to Dr H.E. Davidson and Lady/by the Artist


About 1862, gift of the artist to Dr. Herman E. Davidson (1815-1890) and his wife, Sarah, Gloucester, Mass.; 1890, by descent to their daughter, Alice Davidson (Mrs. Barclay) Tilton, South Hamilton, Mass.; 1953, gift of Mrs. Barclay Tilton to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 1, 1953)

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Gift of Mrs. Barclay Tilton in memory of Dr. Herman E. Davidson

Ipswich Bay



50.8 x 84.14 cm (20 x 33 1/8 in.)

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Oil on canvas