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Image of Fisherman's Hut at Quambaque, Connecticut

Reynolds Beal
American, 1867–1951

Fisherman's Hut at Quambaque, Connecticut


Object Type: Painting
Creation Place: North America, American
12 in. x 16 in. (30.48 cm x 40.64 cm)
Medium and Support: Oil on academy board
Accession Number: 1996.0013

Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Bressler

The painting in the MMFA collection was produced during the period when Beal was concentrating on the landscape around Noank, Connecticut. The subject, a sea or riverscape, is a characteristic one for Beal and the long, low horizon line in the painting is also common in his works from this period. The painting is an unusual mixture of sketchy, unblended impressionist brushwork in the landscape, and carefully blended, highly finished painting in the sky. The contrast makes the lower half of the painting seem unfinished and suggests a sketch rather than a finished painting.

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