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Title Rosy Moon Off Charleston Harbor
Artist Harrison, L. Birge
Date ca. 1909
Medium oil
Support masonite
Dimensions 18 1/8 x 30 3/8 inches

Signature Birge Harrison
Signature Location bottom left
Inscription NA
Credit line Museum Purchase
Accession Number 1921.002.0001
Collection Painting
Description An accomplished painter, influential teacher and among the early founders of the Woodstock art colony in New York, Birge Harrison wrote extensively on art theory, defining the tenets and goals of the Tonalist aesthetic.

Inspired to visit Charleston by one of Charles Henry White's (1878 - 1918) etchings of the city featured in Harper's Magazine in November 1907, Harrison became a seasonal resident for the next decade. Like many established artists, he exhibited at the 1901 - 02 South Carolina Interstate and West Indian Exposition and in subsequent exhibitions at the Gibbes Museum of Art.
Subjects Seascape
Boats
Moon
Steamboats
Water
Oceans