Second Beach, NewportMade in New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
And made in Newport, Rhode Island, United States, North and Central America
Worthington Whittredge, American, 1820 - 1910
Oil on canvas
2007-65-3Gift of the McNeil Americana Collection, 2007
LabelBorn in Ohio, Worthington Whittredge worked in Cincinnati as a house and sign painter, a portraitist, and later a landscape painter. After ten years spent traveling and working in Europe, he returned to New York in 1859 with a crisp, naturalistic style shaped by the precision of contemporary German painting. His style gracefully adapted to American subjects and Americans’ taste for quiet, light-filled landscapes. This tranquil view of a sunrise on a beach at Newport shares the contemplative spirit and spaciousness of contemporary paintings by his colleagues in the second generation of the New York School.
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