Sunset on the Sea (1872) by John Frederick Kensett

Sunset on the Sea - Kensett, John Frederick - 1872 - 2

Artwork Information

TitleSunset on the Sea
ArtistJohn Frederick Kensett
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions28 x 41 1/8 in (71.1 x 104.5 cm)
Art MovementRomanticism
Current LocationThe Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY, US
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About Sunset on the Sea

Sunset On The Sea – John Frederick Kensett is an 1872 oil on canvas painting created by American artist John Frederick Kensett. This painting features a beautiful and tranquil seascape, with the setting sun casting a warm orange light across the sky and water. It has dimensions of 28 x 41 1/8 in. (71.1 x 104.5 cm) and was gifted to the museum of art by Thomas Kensett in 1874 with an accession number of 74.3. There are several other works by the same artist that contain similar composition, titles and motifs such as Santa By Same Artist, Sunset On Same Movement and Santa Maria della Salute, Sunset From Same Collection, which demonstrate his skill and mastery of this genre of art.

John Frederick Kensett’s ‘Sunset On The Sea’ is an exquisite painting that speaks to emotions of serenity and peace that come from nature’s beauty. While John Frederick Kensett is renown for his landscape paintings, he also produced other memorable works, such as ‘Eaton’s Neck, Long Island’ which was painted in 1872, two years before the creation of ‘Sunset On The Sea’. Both are breathtaking pieces that showcase his talent in capturing landscapes at their most captivating moments; offering viewers comfort, solace and delight while they admire these masterpieces.

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