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- Edward Mitchell Bannister (1828–1901) lived by the sea for most of his life, and many of his paintings, including Sunset Scene, feature boats or bodies of water. Here, the glowing oranges and yellows immediately draw us into the center of the image, highlighting the indistinct trees and buildings in the background. Bannister's intimate views of the American landscape contrast with the large vistas of mountains and canyons painted by many of his contemporaries. This picturesque scene, in which nature is shown as passive and calm, is typical of Bannister's work.
- Data Source
- Smithsonian American Art Museum
- Edward Mitchell Bannister, born St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada 1828-died Providence, RI 1901
- ca. 1875-1885
- Credit Line
- Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Dr. Charles Mandell
- oil on wood
- 10 3/4 x 18 7/8 in. (27.2 x 48.0 cm.)
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