In Calm Morning Benson depicted his three oldest children fishing over the side of a dory—Eleanor, the eldest, to the left in the stern of the boat; Elisabeth to the right; and George standing. Benson’s bright, luminous colors and long varied brush strokes give the effect of warm sun shining on the children and the inside of the boat, contrasting with the cool, quiet ocean. Read more...
- 112.71 x 91.76 cm (44 3/8 x 36 1/8 in.)
- Oil on canvas
- Public Domain, Courtesy of the MFA Boston
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