Fitz Henry Lane: Boston Harbour

Boston Harbour: Fitz Henry Lane

Here American artist Fitz Henry Lane paints Boston Harbour as a naval scene of several ships in a highly realistic style. This 1856 work shows a particular concern with the light effects of the sky and a certain glassiness of the gently rippling water that masks depth. Lane’s concern with light was such that he became associated with the school of American Luminism.

Fitz Henry Lane: Boston Harbour is in the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas.

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