MorningArtist(s)Dwight William TryonArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1906Medium & Supportpastel on paperDimensions
9 1/2 in x 13 1/2 in (24.13 cm x 34.29 cm);19 1/8 in x 23 1/4 in (48.58 cm x 59.06 cm)Credit LineBequest of Margaret Watson ParkerSubject matter
This pastel seascape—most likely of the Atlantic shore—reflects the life experience of Dwight William Tryon who spent his life in New England. In 1906, he received a commission from the businessman William K. Bixby for a moonlit seascape, and traveled north to Maine to create studies. The completed work "The Sea: Evening" (1907) is now at the Freer. Tryon often depicted similar scenes at different times of the day and is best known for his landscape and seascape paintings in the Tonalism style.Physical Description
This pastel drawing shows a seascape with a beach and body of water, and clouds overhead. The drawing is signed and dated (l.l.) "D.W. TRYON 1906".Primary Object Classification Drawing Primary Object TypelandscapeCollection AreaWesternRights
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