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



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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