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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas. Photo: Susan A. Cole, Seattle Art Museum.
Title:

At the Shore


Artist: Alfred Henry Maurer (1868 - 1932)
Date: 1901
Dimensions:
23 1/2 x 19 1/4 in. (59.7 x 48.9 cm)
Framed: 31 3/4 × 27 3/4 × 3 1/2 in.
Medium: Oil on board
Credit Line: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, 2005.15
On View
Accession Number: 2005.15
ProvenanceEstate of the Artist, 1932; to Hudson D. Walker [1907-1976], ca. 1940; to Curt Valentin [1902-1954]; to Estate of Curt Valentin, 1954; Richard Sisson; (Babcock Galleries, New York, NY), 1963; Raymond J. Horowitz [1916-2005]; to Estate of Raymond J. Horowitz, 2005; to (Adelson Galleries, Inc., New York, NY), 2005; to (Sotheby's Inc, New York, NY), 2005; purchased by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR, 2005
Label TextBeachgoers at the center of Alfred Maurer’s painting are drawn to a novel sight: a monkey performing for their entertainment. The figure in black turned away from us is the organ grinder and if you look closely you can see a strap across his back and a single wooden leg of the organ extending to the ground. At the Shore likely depicts a beach on Long Island, a popular escape from the congested streets of New York City.
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