39 West Street Litchfield, CT 08759 United States 860.567.9693
Email Dealer
Sold Sold

View from Narragansett

Period 19th Century
W. 20 in; H. 12 in;
W. 50.8 cm; H. 30.48 cm;
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date 19th century
Description View from Narragansett
Estate stamp on verso
Oil on canvas laid on board
12” x 20”
Condition: (see full condition report)
Source: Christie’s Auction, New York City, New York, May 25, 1898, Lot 48

John Kensett, the son of an English engraver, was born in Cheshire, Connecticut. He was an admired leader among the artists of the Hudson River School and active in New York’s artist circles, including the National Academy and The Century Association. He was a founder of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Like his fellow painters, he traveled widely in search of inspirational natural settings. He began painting scenes of the shore
at Newport, Rhode Island, in 1854 and returned to the subject repeatedly over the rest of his life. His late work, sometimes called “The Last Summer’s Work,” framed nature with a new simplicity, filled with light and air.
His paintings are in major museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Smithsonian Institution and the White House.
Styles / Movements Other
Dealer Reference Number WoA-AMP-OC 542
Incollect Reference Number 240303
Sign In To View Price close

You must Sign In to your account to view the price. If you don’t have an account, please Create an Account below.

Loading... Loading...
  • This website uses cookies to track how visitors use our website to provide a better user experience. By continuing to browse this website, you are agreeing to our cookie policy
Join InCollect close

Join to view prices, save favorites, share collections and connect with others.

Forgot Password?
  • Be the first to see new listings and weekly events
    Invalid Email. Please try again.