Hunt was one of the first American artists to draw with charcoal rather than chalk or graphite pencil. In 1877, he visited North Easton, Massachusetts to paint a portrait of the financier and art patron, Oliver Ames. At this time Hunt made several drawings of the town of North Easton, viewed from across a millpond. This drawing portrays the scene around mid-afternoon.
William Morris Hunt (American, 1824–1879)

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  • Title: North Easton, Massachusetts
  • Creator: William Morris Hunt (American, 1824-1879)
  • Date Created: 1877
  • Physical Dimensions: Sheet: 26.5 x 41.5 cm (10 7/16 x 16 5/16 in.); Image: 25.4 x 40.5 cm (10 x 15 15/16 in.)
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1943.327
  • Medium: charcoal; framing lines in charcoal
  • Inscriptions: signed, lower left, in charcoal: [artist monogram: WMH] N. Easton.
  • Department: Drawings
  • Culture: America, 19th century
  • Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. G. Tappan Francis
  • Collection: DR - American 19th Century
  • Accession Number: 1943.327

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