Oil on canvas
Unframed: 38 x 31.8 cm (14 15/16 x 12 1/2 in.)
Hinman B. Hurlbut Collection 1922.220
The artist's namesake, Gifford Pinchot, was the first chief of the United States Forest Service.
Gifford created several paintings depicting forest interiors, including this intimately scaled canvas set amid full autumnal blaze. The dense network of overarching trees casts shadows on the rugged ground below, restricting sunlight to haphazard patches. A solitary hiker is visible in the distance.
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