Lake George, Free Study
- John Frederick Kensett (American, Cheshire, Connecticut 1816–1872 New York)
- Oil on canvas
- 10 x 14 1/8 in. (25.4 x 35.9 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Thomas Kensett, 1874
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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.