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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