Sailboat floating in choppy water in the center of the image with more than half of the canvas being the sky with large white clouds
Aldro T. Hibbard, The Sloop, 1915, oil on canvas, 24 ¼ x 18 in., Whistler House  Museum of Art, Bequest of Theodore Edson Parker, 1943.11.160.
 The Sloop

Hibbard, Aldro Thompson (1886 – 1972)

 Creation Date 

 Physical Description/Subject Matter
In this marine scene, a sloop floats in the canvas with the sails extending to the upper quarter of the painting. A sloop is a one-masted sailboat with one headsail and one mainsail. The sloop cuts through choppy waves with small boats in the distance. The blue sky is dominated by large billowing clouds. Hibbard uses large, thick brushstrokes to create the waves and sky which contrasts with the smooth blending of the sail and ship.

 Dimensions (Measurements Description)
 h: 24.25 in., w: 18 in. (h: 61.595 cm., w: 45.72 cm.)

 Object Type 


 Material(s) Description
 Oil on canvas

 Affiliated School
 Boston School

 On display

 Credit Line 
 Bequest of Theodore Edson Parker, 1943

 Object Number 


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