Worthington Whittredge, 1872 - A Home by the Seaside - fine art print
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Original artwork information by Los Angeles County Museum of Art (© - Los Angeles County Museum of Art - www.lacma.org)
The location of this landscape has been identified as Newport, Rhode Island. Whittredge may have first visited the area as early as 1859, immediately following his return to America. He visited it often and even built a summer house there. He became fascinated with the colonial architecture of the area, drawing and painting Bishop George Berkeley’s house, Whitehall. Whittredge’s first Newport painting dates from 1865, and in the early 1870s he began a series of Newport landscapes in which the focus was a shingled, gambrel-roofed farmhouse near the sea. In most of these landscapes, such as Home by the Sea, c. 1872 (Westmoreland County Museum of Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania), and Old Homestead by the Sea, 1883 (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston), the artist assumed an elevated position away from the house to obtain an expansive view of the surrounding countryside and distant ocean. A Home by the Seaside is the only painting in this series in which Whittredge moved closer to the house, which serves as a framing device leading the viewer into the scene and down the hill to the field below where men are working. The image of hayers was a popular motif, frequently used by Whittredge and other artists of the period to convey the nationalistic pride of a country rich in natural resources and human energy. Although Whittredge explained his attraction to Newport as returning to the land of his forefathers, a land made familiar to him through tales heard as a child, his fascination was also part of a general cultural trend during the late nineteenth century called the colonial revival. The farmhouse in A Home by the Seaside has not been specifically identified, but its type and age added a note of native picturesqueness to the scene. Whittredge did not depict Newport as the fashionable summer resort of the elite but as the land he had heard about as a child. The soft autumnal haze contributes to the general sentiment of nostalgia. By the 1870s Whittredge had become known for his serene, sun-filled, open landscapes. When this painting was exhibited, such critics as George Sheldon praised its diffused light and quiet mood.
This 19th century piece of art titled A Home by the Seaside was created by the master Worthington Whittredge. The version of the artwork has the following size: 20 x 31 1/16 in (50,8 x 79 cm). Oil on canvas was used by the painter as the technique for the artpiece. This artwork is in the the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's digital art collection in Los Angeles, California, United States of America. With courtesy of - Los Angeles County Museum of Art (www.lacma.org) (public domain license).: . Further, the alignment of the digital reproduction is in landscape format with an aspect ratio of 16 : 9, meaning that the length is 78% longer than the width.
Structured table of the piece of art
|Piece of art title:||"A Home by the Seaside"|
|Classification of the artpiece:||painting|
|General term:||modern art|
|Approximate age of artwork:||over 140 years old|
|Original medium of artwork:||oil on canvas|
|Original dimensions:||20 x 31 1/16 in (50,8 x 79 cm)|
|Exhibited in:||Los Angeles County Museum of Art|
|Museum location:||Los Angeles, California, United States of America|
|Museum website:||Los Angeles County Museum of Art|
|License of artwork:||public domain|
|Courtesy of:||Los Angeles County Museum of Art (www.lacma.org)|
Structured article information
|Product type:||art copy|
|Reproduction:||reproduction in digital format|
|Manufaturing technique:||digital printing (UV direct print)|
|Manufacturing:||produced in Germany|
|Stock type:||production on demand|
|Intended usage:||wall gallery, wall decoration|
|Orientation of the artwork:||landscape alignment|
|Side ratio:||16 : 9 - (length : width)|
|Aspect ratio interpretation:||the length is 78% longer than the width|
|Fabric variants:||poster print (canvas paper), metal print (aluminium dibond), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), canvas print|
|Canvas on stretcher frame (canvas print) sizes:||90x50cm - 35x20"|
|Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) options:||90x50cm - 35x20"|
|Poster print (canvas paper) size variants:||90x50cm - 35x20"|
|Aluminium dibond print variants:||90x50cm - 35x20"|
|Art print framing:||unframed reproduction|
About the painter
|Name of the artist:||Worthington Whittredge|
|Alternative names:||Whittredge, Whittredge Worthington, Worthington Whittredge, Whittredge T. Worthington, Thomas Worthington Whittredge, Whittredge Thomas Worthington|
|Nationality of artist:||American|
|Jobs of the artist:||painter|
|Artist category:||modern artist|
|Age at death:||90 years|
|Hometown:||Springfield, Clark county, Ohio, United States|
|Year of death:||1910|
|Deceased in (place):||Summit, Union county, New Jersey, United States|
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