Landscape

Landscape

1888

George Inness

(American, 1825-1894)

Oil on canvas

Framed: 79.5 x 92 x 6 cm (31 5/16 x 36 1/4 x 2 3/8 in.); Unframed: 56.2 x 70 cm (22 1/8 x 27 9/16 in.)

Gift of the Estate of Charles F. Brush 1929.464

Description

During the later 19th century, when European artists were influencing American landscapists, George Inness looked to France for stylistic inspiration. After a trip to Europe in 1853 and 1854, which brought him into contact with contemporary French painters, Inness adopted a looser way of handling paint. By the 1880s he was interested in conveying the spiritual aspects of nature.

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