Catalog of the Fine Arts Collection

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Manning Skinner (probably early twentieth century)
Untitled, 1896
OIL ON CANVAS, 11 ¾ x 9 ¾ inches

This romantic rendering of a rocky coastline offers a meditation on mortality, a popular theme in nineteenth-century art. The dark palette, soaring cliff, turbulent surf, and large foreground rocks all reinforce nature’s power and expressiveness.




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