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A Marine  1874

by George Inness

George Inness’s rough, energetic brushstrokes evoke the raw beauty and potentially destructive power of the ocean in this dramatic seascape. He created it during a trip to Europe in the early 1870s. It was previously thought to depict Étretat, in Normandy, France, but scholars now believe that the image is of Porto d’Anzio, Italy. The sky is illuminated by patches of orang...
Size: 
76.8 × 114.9 cm (30 1/4 × 45 1/4 in.)
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Credit: 
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago