(Brooklyn, New York, 1877 - 1947, Palm Springs, California)
Oil on fabric
26 5/8 x 36 3/8 in. (67.6 x 92.5 cm)
Collection of the Akron Art Museum
Bequest of Edwin C. Shaw
This painting depicts Sennen Cove, off the coast of Cornwall, England, where Dougherty vacationed a number of times in the 1910s. He made many descriptive studies of the coastline at different times of the day, but his finished paintings do not record the topography of a specific site. Rather, he combined light colors and loose brushwork to capture the moistness of sea air and the diaphanous shapes formed by billowing waves and sea foam.
Signed LC: "Paul Dougherty"