Cove Scene at Dusk

(1837-1911)

Size: 6 x 9 inches (15.2 x 22.9 cm)
Medium: Oil on board
Signed and dated lower left: A Cary Smith '74
Why We Love It

Luminous coastal scenes have a special place in our hearts and this small gem literally glows. One of the few paintings by Archibald Cary Smith we have ever seen that is not a yacht racing scene, this 1874 work is reminiscent of the painters of the Luminist School, such as Sanford Gifford and John Kensett.

The Value

Since it is estimated that Archibald Cary Smith painted fewer than 200 works, (and most of them paintings of sailing yachts), this oil on board is exceedingly rare. It is in excellent condition and is in a fine period frame.