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Landscape with Haywain

Landscape with Haywain

(American, 1820–1910)
Framed: 65.5 x 103 x 12.5 cm (25 13/16 x 40 9/16 x 4 15/16 in.); Unframed: 40.2 x 78 cm (15 13/16 x 30 11/16 in.)
Location: not on view


Painted during the first year of the Civil War, this idyllic view of a farm near Dobb's Ferry, New York, proclaimed to Northern viewers the success of an agricultural system in which farmers worked their own land. The American flag hanging beside the homestead subtly alludes to the war. Such a scene was thus a critique of Southern slavery. Yet the beauty of the landscape, the wagon carrying a bountiful harvest of hay and the long afternoon shadows, also offers an optimistic image of harmony between man and nature.
  • William Phelps Eno, Westport, CT, 1920 [bought from artist]; Eno Foundation, Westport, CT; (Davis & Long Co., New York)
  • Adams, Henry. What's American about American art?: a gallery tour in the Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland: Cleveland Museum of Art, 2008. Reproduced: fig. 9, p. 12
    Lee, Sherman E. “The Year in Review for 1975.” The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 63, no. 2 (February 1976): 31–71. Reproduced: p. 46; Mentioned: p. 67, no. 65
    Green, Tyler. Emerson's Nature and the Artists: Idea As Landscape, Landscape As Idea. Munich: Prestel, 2021. Mentioned and reproduced: P. 92, fig. 37
  • Yonkers, NY, The Hudson River Museum of Westchester, Westchester Landscapes: Pastoral Visions 1840-1920 (5 February-13 June 1993), not numbered.
    Sarasota, Fla, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Worthington Whittredge: Hudson River Artist (8 December 1989-11 February 1990); traveled to Fort Worth, Amon Carter Museum (24 March-20 May 1990); Chattanooga, Tenn, Hunter Museum of Art (10 June-5 August 1990); Washington, D.C., The Corcoran Gallery of Art (8 September-4 November 1990); cat. not numbered.
    Mansfield, OH, The Mansfield Art Center, The American Landscape (8 March-5 April 1981), cat. no. 5, illus.
    New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Catalogue of the Loan Exhibition of Paintings and Statuary at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (May 1875), cat. no. 83, p. 13.
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