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Dwight W. Tryon

Morning Off Narragansett Pier

(Hartford, Connecticut, 1849 - 1925, South Dartmouth, Massachusetts)

1881

Watercolor on paper

10 x 14 in. (25.4 x 35.6 cm)

Collection of the Akron Art Museum

Bequest of Esther Van Cleef Wood

1986.64

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Tryon rarely painted in watercolor, but the delicate shades of blue, brown, and white in this early work depicting Rhode Island Sound foretell the soft tonal effects he later achieved in his oil paintings. The inclusion of a lone boatman drifting on the sea lends the work a melancholy tone that characterizes almost all of Tryon's art.

Keywords
Seascape
Watercolor
United States