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Summer Landscape

George Inness, American, 1825 - 1894

Made in United States, North and Central America


Oil on canvas

30 1/4 × 45 1/4 inches (76.8 × 114.9 cm) Framed: 45 1/2 × 60 1/2 × 5 1/2 inches (115.6 × 153.7 × 14 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

* Gallery 211, American Art, second floor

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Credit Line:
The William L. Elkins Collection, 1924

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Travel in Europe exposed Inness to the peaceful, contemplative style of Italian landscape painting. In this work he captures the poetry of everyday life by focusing attention on the solitary cowherd and his animals. The artist uses both distance and shadow to create the feeling that one is viewing this intimate scene from beneath the shade of a nearby tree.

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