The Sea: Night

Maker(s)
Artist: Dwight William Tryon (1849-1925)
Historical period(s)
1892
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
H x W: 41.8 x 87.7 cm (16 7/16 x 34 1/2 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1906.84a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Oil painting

Keywords
night, ocean, seascape, United States, water
Provenance

From 1893 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from the artist, Dwight William Tryon in 1893 [1]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [2]

Notes:

[1] Purchased from Dwight William Tryon on April 12, 1893 (see Curatorial Remark 5, Linda Merrill, May 1989, in the object record).

[2] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Dwight William Tryon (C.L. Freer source) 1849-1925
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • Mary Ellen Hayward. The Influence of the Classical Oriental Tradition. vol. 14, no. 2 Chicago, Summer 1979. fig. 15.
  • Thomas W. Brunk. The House that Freer Built. no. 3, Spring 1981. p. 16.
  • Linda Merrill. An Ideal Country: Paintings by Dwight William Tryon in the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington and Hanover and London, 1990. cat. 6, pp. 109-111.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum