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Marsh Island, Ipswich, MA

Marsh Island, Ipswich, MA

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Arthur Wesley Dow

Marsh Island, Ipswich, MA depicts a salt marsh near the birthplace and principal residence of artist Arthur Wesley Dow. The tidal rivers and wetlands of this area were a frequent subject of his landscapes, both in oil painting and in print. Dow was greatly influenced by Japanese woodblock prints. His placement of the horizon line at the upper portion of the canvas reflects their impact.
Arthur Wesley Dow
(American, 1857 - 1922)
Marsh Island, Ipswich, MA
ca. 1900
Oil on canvas mounted on board
14 x 20 in. overall
Gift of D. Frederick Baker from the Baker/Pisano Collection
Accession No.
United States


Estate of the artist; by descent to Mrs. Barbara Wright [grand niece of the artist]; Roy Pederson Fine Art (Lambertville, NJ); Private collection (New York); Dr. Lloyd Harris; 2018, sold by Betty Krulik Fine Art, Ltd. (New York, NY) to D. Frederick Baker (New York, NY); 2018, gifted to the Chazen Museum

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