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John Frederick Kensett


Untitled (landscape)

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Medium & Support

watercolor on off-white wove paper


4 3/8 in. x 7 in. (11.11 cm x 17.78 cm)

Credit Line

Museum Purchase, Elizabeth B. G. Hamlin Fund

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Public Domain

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John Kensett began his artistic career as an engraver but embraced landscape painting while studying and traveling in Europe during the 1840s within a large circle of American artists.  A successful painter in oils, he developed his style into one of great simplicity with abstract qualities. As a masterful luminist, he rendered atmospheric effects as pure light and color. By laying down washes, he achieved these effects with a monumentality that belies the small size of this sheet.

Portfolios: OLD_FEATC|VART2302_180912|Mullen|American Landscape Painting   Collections: Paintings - American   Collections: Paintings   FEAT|Public Domain