Painted in 1884, Newport exemplifies Wendel’s early approach to painting following his time with Duveneck in Munich, manifested by the subdued, earthy palette and the use of vigorous brushwork to render the snow-covered road and trees.
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Given the inclement weather, the view likely depicts a corner within walking distance of the artist’s lodgings at 26 Division Street, looking west toward masts of ships along the waterfront. The stillness of the scene is broken only by the slight presence of humanity represented by the lone horse-drawn carriage and what appear to be footprints in the right foreground.
By descent through the family of the artist
Bringing to Light: Theodore Wendel, Vose Galleries, Boston, October 19 – December 7, 2019