Fort George Island (1880) by Thomas Moran

Fort George Island - Thomas Moran - 1880

Artwork Information

TitleFort George Island
ArtistThomas Moran
MediumOil On Canvas
Dimensions27.9 x 40.6 cm (11 x 16 in)
Current LocationPrivate Collection
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About Fort George Island

This article section provides information about an artwork titled “Fort George Island” by artist Thomas Moran. Completed in 1878, this oil on canvas painting measures 9 x 12 1/8 inches and is part of the Hudson River School movement. The painting depicts Fort George Island, Florida, a popular destination for artists during this time period.

Moran was known for his vivid portrayals of landscapes and natural scenery. In “Fort George Island,” he captures the picturesque beauty of Florida with vibrant colors and intricate details. The painting showcases the island’s lush foliage, pristine beaches, and tranquil waters.

The piece can be found in collections at both the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Cleveland Museum of Art. It is part of the Hinman B. Hurlbut Collection at the former institution. This public domain image is available for personal and commercial use.

Overall, “Fort George Island” exemplifies Moran’s talent for creating stunning landscape paintings that transport viewers to another world. Through his use of color and attention to detail, he captures nature’s majesty in a way that continues to inspire awe in viewers over a century later.

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