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New Jersey Remembered: A Seventy-fifth Anniversary; Philadelphia Collection 75; October 2005
 
 
painting
 
Peter Caledon Cameron
(dates unknown)
Gloaming on the Tuckerton Salt Marshes
Watercolor on paper, 19 1/2 × 29 1/2 inches
Label (handwritten in ink on cardboard): “‘Gloaming on the Tuckerton Salt marshes.’/Original Study from Nature (done on the spot)./Painted by P. C. Cameron—/Brit. Govt. Cert Art Master—1883./South Kensington—London./Note—Doubtless, in all the world, no more beautiful, wonderful and gorgeous sunrises/and sunsets are to be seen than those that frequently appear on these great/dismal swamps. The point of view in this study is the wooden bridge over/Big Creek looking Westward. The Mullica River and Great Bay Gravelling/are a few miles southward. The square mile of meadow bought from G. A. Mott,/Old Mr Ludlow, Judge Oatis and others by Dr Goldsmith, a secret agent of the/Kaiser, lies directly to the right and on it was erected the Tuckerton Wireless Station./Please do not allow anyone to copy or photograph this original work of art./Note—With reference to the tall sea-grass, which shows so prominently on the margins of the tidalcreeks and nowhere else on the meadows, the artist, who is also a diplomaed biologist, explains/that this is entirely correct—Most of the oystermen are aware of this phenomenon; but artists, who/merely ‘sketch,’ always get this all wrong in their pictures. Botanists are as mistaken/as others as to this fact. The present artist has studied this ‘freak of nature’ for over 20 years and has at last/discovered the cause of it. He hopes to be able to explain and illustrate all this in his book.”



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