Cove Scene at Dusk
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.
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.