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Under a Cloud

Artist:
Albert Pinkham Ryder (American, New Bedford, Massachusetts 1847–1917 Elmhurst, New York)
Date:
ca. 1900
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Alice E. Van Orden, in memory of her husband, Dr. T. Durland Van Orden, 1988
Accession Number:
1988.353
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
The largest of Ryder’s marines, "Under a Cloud" reflects his appreciation of the sea, first developed during his boyhood in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Even after he moved to New York in 1870, Ryder continued his contact with the maritime world. The evocative qualities of Ryder’s nocturnal seascapes are well demonstrated here: a mysterious balance is struck between the large, dark cloud and the sailboat that glides across the water.
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