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The South Ledges, AppledoreThe South Ledges, Appledore
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The South Ledges, Appledore

Gallery label (2006): This painting evokes the leisurely, seasonal rhythms of America's privileged families in the last years before the Great War. A beautifully dressed woman shields her face from the sun; she looks down and away, as if absorbed in the song of a sandpiper, the island bird that inspired Celia Thaxter's most famous children's poem. [Read more...]
34 1/4 x 36 1/8 in. (87.0 x 91.6 cm.)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum
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