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Brook in the Meadow

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John Frederick Kensett, Brook in the Meadow, mid-19th century, oil on canvas, Gift of an Anonymous Donor, public domain, 1999.16

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Title

Brook in the Meadow

Artist

John Frederick Kensett (American, 1816-1872)

Date

mid-19th century

Medium

oil on canvas

Dimensions (H x W x D)

9 5/8 in x 16 5/8 in

Collection Area

American Art

Category

Paintings

Object Type

painting

Culture

American

Credit Line

Gift of an Anonymous Donor

Accession Number

1999.16

Copyright

public domain

Terms

canvas

landscapes

oil paint

oil paintings

paintings

Location

Belluschi Building

Hirsch Wing

2nd Floor

Janet and Richard Geary Gallery

Description

Trained as an engraver, Kensett worked in New England and New York before dedicating himself to painting. Eager for a career in the arts, he moved to Europe to study and work from 1840–1847. He is best known for his landscapes and seascapes of the regions closely associated with the second generation of the Hudson River School, known as Luminists. Focusing on the effects of light and atmosphere, Kensett used a subdued, near-monochromatic palette and asymmetrical compositions to make paintings of mood rather than topography.

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