West Point, Prout's Neck
Oil on canvas
Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark, 1941
"West Point, Prout's Neck is among my favorite paintings at the Institute. Homer beautifully captures the imposing seascape, yet in the distance is an exquisite sunset, serene and full of hope. Vicki and I have sailed along these shores many times and enjoyed similar sunsets. Prout's Neck is very close to Old Orchard Beach, which was once the summer base of the Fitzgerald family. It's where my mother and father fell in love."
Edward M. Kennedy
United States Senator from Massachusetts
Hyannis Port, Massachusetts
"With no humans in sight, this Homer seascape has a sense of the eternal. It speaks of the transcendent beauty, mystery, and power of the sea and sky. . . . I love the red-orange colors of the sky and the able handling of the waters."
Photographer and Writer
Middletown, Rhode Island
Member since 2002