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Lake George, Free Study

Artist:
John Frederick Kensett (American, Cheshire, Connecticut 1816–1872 New York)
Date:
1872
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
10 x 14 1/8 in. (25.4 x 35.9 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Thomas Kensett, 1874
Accession Number:
74.20
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 761
Kensett restricted his palette in this small study of Lake George, in upstate New York, to a limited range of contrasting colors. He applied the paint thinly, and his brushwork created a uniformly textured surface. The restrained composition is interrupted at the right by a minute white sail and two rowboats, one with a brilliant patch of red, which provide a sense of scale.
the artist, New York (until d. 1872); his brother, Thomas Kensett, New York (1872–74)
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