New England Inlet
early 20th century
46 cm x 50.8 cm (18 1/8 in. x 20 in.)
(Winchester, Massachusettes, 1881 - 1962, Winchester, Massachusettes)
North America, American
Medium and Support:
Oil on canvas
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Gift of Latane Temple, 1985
Dana Pond was a well-known, early twentieth century portraitist whose style was similar to that of the far more famous John Singer Sargent. One of his best-known works is a full-length portrait of New York socialite Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt.
The Massachusetts-born artist also enjoyed painting small impressionistic New England landscapes such as this one. Pond’s brushwork obscures any detail and a diffused light floods the entire scene.