Oct 26, 2012

North Easton, Massachusetts

North Easton, Massachusetts


William Morris Hunt

(American, 1824-1879)

Charcoal; framing lines in charcoal

Support: Blue laid paper (ED & Cu)

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.)

Gift of Mrs. G. Tappan Francis 1943.327



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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