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Near Newport  1869

by John Frederick Kensett

In this late work, John Frederick Kensett portrayed the Rhode Island coast with spare, yet meticulous forms suffused with light and quietude. A solitary female figure seated at right almost goes unnoticed amid the long, horizontal bands of earth and water. It is the expansive sky that dominates the composition, suggestive of a spiritual force in nature. Kensett, who first ...
29.5 × 62.4 cm (11 5/8 × 24 1/4 in.)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago