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Foam Lace

Paul Dougherty

(Brooklyn, New York, 1877 - 1947, Palm Springs, California)

1910-1915

Oil on fabric

26 5/8 in. x 36 3/8 in. (67.63 cm x 92.39 cm)

Bequest of Edwin C. Shaw

1955.19

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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.

Marks

Signed LC: "Paul Dougherty"

Keywords
American
Impressionism
Ocean
Painting
Rocks
Seascape
Water