Jun 23, 2008

Sunny Autumn Day

Sunny Autumn Day


George Inness

(American, 1825-1894)

Oil on canvas

Framed: 111.4 x 137.5 x 12.1 cm (43 7/8 x 54 1/8 x 4 3/4 in.); Unframed: 81 x 106 cm (31 7/8 x 41 3/4 in.); Former: 101 x 127 x 7.6 cm (39 3/4 x 50 x 3 in.)

Anonymous Gift 1956.578

Did you know?

Inness died while viewing a sunset, proclaiming, "Oh, how beautiful!” and falling to the ground.


Highly prolific, Inness created more than 1,000 works during a career lasting 50 years. Dated just two years before his death, Sunny Autumn Day epitomizes his late style in which the physical landscape is transformed into something akin to a spiritual apparition. Featuring blurred forms and atmospheric effects from translucent colors, this scene reflects Inness’s mystical view of the natural world.


Sunny Autumn Day
See also
American - Painting
Type of artwork: 
Oil on canvas
Credit line: 
Anonymous Gift

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