American, 1816 - 1872

The Beach at Newport, Rhode Island

Date: ca. 1860s

In 1854 John Frederick Kensett spent part of his summer in the coastal town of Newport, Rhode Island. Reachable by railroad from New York, Newport was a fashionable, bustling resort in this period, especially for the newly wealthy. Many would eventually build some of the grandest of all late-1800s American houses there.

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Medium: Oil on academy board

Inscriptions: Signed with monogram lower right: "JFK"

Dimensions: H: 9 x W: 17 1/2 in.

Accession: 0010

Collection: Julian Wood Glass Jr. Collection

Category: Paintings - Landscapes

Tags: Newport , Rhode Island

Purchased June, 1980 from Newhouse Galleries. From the collections of George Cluett, Little Compton, Rhode Island; and Constance Cluett Sage, daughter of George Cluett, New York, New York.