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A Home in the Wilderness

A Home in the Wilderness


Sanford Robinson Gifford

(American, 1823–1880)

Oil on canvas

Framed: 114.9 x 173.7 x 16.5 cm (45 1/4 x 68 3/8 x 6 1/2 in.); Unframed: 76.8 x 135.7 cm (30 1/4 x 53 7/16 in.); Former: 96 x 154.5 x 9 cm (37 13/16 x 60 13/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund; The Butkin Foundation; Dorothy Burnham Memorial Collection and various donors by exchange 1970.162

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Gifford considered this painting to be one of his finest creations.


Gifford’s view of Mount Hayes in New Hampshire records human intrusion into a remote landscape. On the left riverbank a log cabin stands amid a recently cleared patch of land with several tree stumps, while figures in its doorway greet a man who has arrived with a canoe of supplies.

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