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    Artist Name:

    Jasper Francis Cropsey

    Nationality & Life Dates:

    American, 1823–1900


    Luccombe Chine, Isle of Wight




    Oil on canvas


    31 3/4 x 26 3/16 inches

    Credit Line:

    Gift in memory of Mr. Granger Hansell from his family and friends

    Accession Number:


    On View - Stent Family Wing, Second Level, Gallery 208
    Within a year of his arrival in England in 1856, Jasper Francis Cropsey was already attracted to the island’s south coast, and by 1859 he settled briefly on the Isle of Wight. Renowned in England for his autumnal scenes from his native North America, it was the rugged terrain of the Isle of Wight that inspired Cropsey to produce some of his finest work. Luccombe Chine, Isle of Wight is a particularly notable departure from the artist’s American subjects in terms of color and composition. Its adherence to the notations of the cooler colors of the English countryside and its suggestion of the compact, orderly nature of this landscape affirms its departure from an American setting.

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