View of Docks (Long Island Sound?) (from Sketchbook)
Henry Ward Ranger (American, Syracuse, New York 1858–1916 New York)
Graphite, ink, on paper
Sheet: 4 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. (12.4 x 20 cm)
Gift of Frederick K. Detwiller, 1930
Not on view
This sketchbook contains thirty-one undated drawings in graphite and ink of Noank and Lyme, Connecticut subjects. Beginning in 1899, Ranger became a leading member of the artists’ colony at Old Lyme, Connecticut, where a group of painters influenced by the Barbizon and impressionist styles gathered in the summer at the home of Florence Griswold. Ranger later acquired a country home in Noank, on Long Island Sound, near New London, Connecticut, and did much of his sketching there.