Sailboat Docked, Newport

Whitney WarrenAugust 1885

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Horizontal sheet cut down and with left edge folded on top of drawing. Recto depicts a sailboat tethered to the left of a dock, with elements of rigging and scaffolding seen on the dock. Verso is a view of small waves lapping a shoreline with descriptions about the color of waves and sand inscribed in the drawing.

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  • Title: Sailboat Docked, Newport
  • Creator: Whitney Warren
  • Date Created: August 1885
  • Paper Support: Cream wove paper
  • Inscribed: Recto, in graphite: bottom left corner: Newport / Aug / 85.Verso, in graphite at upper left corner of sheet (written upside down and parallel to drawing): 1943-51-324 / I79; inscribed in drawing clockwise from bottom left: grayish black gray / wet sand / gray sand / yellow gray sand / light whitish / lightish blue / back of breaks warm dark / purplish black / blue grayish / edge of ripples have darker purplish.
  • Dimensions: 19.1 x 29.6 cm (7 1/2 x 11 5/8 in.), irregular
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Gift of Mrs. William Greenough
  • Medium: Recto: brush and watercolor, graphite on cream wove paper; verso: graphite