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Boston Harbor, Sunset  1855

by Fitz Henry Lane

Boston harbor is portrayed with the city in the background in this painting. Rays of the setting sun intensify the entire scene, while the mid-ground reveals Fitz Henry Lane’s sharp hand in accurately depicting the riggings on each of the ships’ masts and sails. Lane was one of the most noted American painters of luminism, a style of painting that gained popularity after t...
24 × 39 1/4 in.
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art