Second Beach, Newport

Worthington Whittredge, American, 1820 - 1910

Geography:
Made in New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
And made in Newport, Rhode Island, United States, North and Central America

Date:
1865

Medium:
Oil on canvas

Dimensions:
Framed: 25 7/8 x 38 x 3 inches (65.7 x 96.5 x 7.6 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
2007-65-3

Credit Line:
Gift of the McNeil Americana Collection, 2007

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Born 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.