Owl's Head, Penobscot Bay, Maine

Fitz Henry Lane1862

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Lane painted Owl's Head (named for its distinctive profile) from the east, with the Camden Hills beyond. The land formations delicately mirrored in still water, the clear sky, and the pale, salmon colors of early morning emphasize the atmosphere rather than the topography of the site.

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  • Title: Owl's Head, Penobscot Bay, Maine
  • Date Created: 1862
  • Physical Dimensions: w663.6 x h400 mm
  • Type: Paintings
  • Rights: Bequest of Martha C. Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815–1865. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. All Rights Reserved.
  • External Link: http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/owl-s-head-penobscot-bay-maine-33195
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Inscription: Reverse, before relining: Owl's Head-Penobscot Bay, by F.H. Lane, 1862.
  • By: Fitz Henry Lane

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