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Painter:
Benson, Frank Weston 1862-1951  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art 224 Benefit Street Providence Rhode Island 02903 Accession Number: 13.912
Date:
1909
Notes:
Rhode Island School of Design, "A Handbook of the Museum of Art, " Providence, RI: Rhode Island School of Design, 1985, no. 139.
"The art of Frank W. Benson, American impressionist," Salem, MA: Peabody Essex Museum, 1999, fig. 16.
"Frank W. Benson: a retrospective," New York: Berry-Hill Galleries, 1989, fig. 70.
"Frank W. Benson: the Impressionist years," New York: Spanierman Gallery, 1988.
"Selection VII: American Paintings from the Museum's Collection, c. 1800-1930," Providence, RI: Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1977.
Domit, Moussa M., "American Impressionist Painting," Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 1973, fig. 6.
"Ten American Painters" New York, NY: Spanierman Gallery, 1990, fig. 64.
Skolnick, Arnold, ed., "Paintings of Maine," New York: Clarkson Potter Publishers, 1991, pg. 124.
Image on file.
Rhode Island School of Design, "A Handbook of the Museum of Art, " Providence, RI: Rhode Island School of Design, 1985, no. 139.
"The art of Frank W. Benson, American impressionist," Salem, MA: Peabody Essex Museum, 1999, pg. 32.
"Frank W. Benson: a retrospective," New York: Berry-Hill Galleries, 1989, pg. 68.
"Frank W. Benson: the Impressionist years," New York: Spanierman Gallery, 1988, pg. 21.
Domit, Moussa M., "American Impressionist Painting," Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 1973, pg. 59.
"Ten American Painters" New York, NY: Spanierman Gallery, 1990, fig. 64.
Skolnick, Arnold, ed., "Paintings of Maine," New York: Clarkson Potter Publishers, 1991, pg. 55.
(Lower left:) F. W. Benson / 1909 signed
The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
Summary:
Hillside with four women, most likely on North Haven Island in Penobscot Bay, Maine, where the artist summered. Three of the women are seated amid wildflowers and one stands, looking out in the distance, using her hand to shield her eyes from the bright sunshine.
Topic:
Figure group--Female  Search this
Recreation--Leisure--Conversation  Search this
Landscape--Season--Summer  Search this
Landscape--Maine  Search this
Control number:
IAP 47480082
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_59926