Artist Dwight William Tryon, American, 1849-1925
  • Before Sunrise, June
Date 1905
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 20 × 30 inches (50.8 × 76.2 cm)
Framed: 36 × 46 × 5 1/2 inches (91.4 × 116.8 × 14 cm)
Credit Line Detroit Museum of Art Purchase, Picture Fund
Accession Number 06.6
Department American Art before 1950
Not On View
Signed Signed and dated, lower right: D. W. TRYON 1905
New Montross Gallery;
1906-present, purchase by the Detroit Museum of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
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