Image: Foam Lace
(Brooklyn, New York, 1877 - 1947, Palm Springs, California)

Foam Lace , 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
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.
  
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