Newport, Rhode Island (Beacon Rock)


Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art
Dallas, United States

Painted in the year of the artist’s death, this small, haunting canvas epitomizes John Frederick Kensett’s late work, in which the familiar New England coastline conveys a sense of stillness and quietude. As a member of the second generation of the Hudson River school, Kensett preferred smaller, more introspective views of nature rather than the grander vision espoused by his peers.


  • Title: Newport, Rhode Island (Beacon Rock)
  • Date Created: 1872
  • Physical Dimensions: Canvas dimensions: 12 × 20 1/2 in. (30.48 × 52.07 cm) Framed dimensions: 23 1/4 × 31 1/4 × 3 1/8 in. (59.06 × 79.38 × 7.94 cm)
  • Type: Paintings
  • External Link: https://www.dma.org/object/artwork/3088102/
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Credit Line: Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Mrs. Eugene McDermott
  • Artist Nationality: American
  • Artist: John Frederick Kensett

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