Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
Sailboats on the New Jersey ShoreMade in United States, North and Central America
Thomas Eakins, American, 1844 - 1916
Albumen silver print
Currently not on view
1968-203-4Gift of Seymour Adelman, 1968
LabelEakins took advantage of one outing to New Jersey's Atlantic shore to make this photograph of catboats beached on the sand. Such boats were difficult to photograph under sail, when they were far from land, rocking with the waves, and moving too swiftly for the relatively slow shutter speeds Eakins employed. It is likely that he used similar photographs as studies for his painting Sailboats Racing on the Delaware, also in the Museum's collections.