Mary Butler, The Boar's Head Monhegan Island (Maine)

Mary Butler: The Boar's Head Monhegan Island (Maine) (Undated) Oil on canvas
Title
The Boar's Head Monhegan Island (Maine)
Date
Undated
Medium
Oil on canvas
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Butler Prizer, 1949
Dimensions
24 ¼"x31 ¾"

This landscape depicts a rocky shoreline and ocean. Boulders jut out on either side of swelling waves with a luminous sky overhead. Cool tones throughout the work evoke a sense of tranquility. Maine was one of the locations Mary Butler favored in her travels, Monhegan Island being a site that artists in the nineteenth century, such as Constance Cochrane were drawn to. It also boasted an art colony which included the likes of  Robert Henri, George Bellows and Edward Hopper. A substantial artist community exists there today.

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