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Maker(s):Durand, Asher Brown
Culture:American (1796-1886)
Title:Landscape, Composition, Afternoon
Date Made:1847
Type:Painting
Materials:oil on canvas
Measurements:canvas: 60 x 48 in.; 152.4 x 121.9 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1947.40
Credit Line:College Purchase
1947-40.jpg

Description:
landscape

Label Text:
Durand painted this woodland view, with its exquisitely rendered oak and paper birch trees in the foreground partly silhouetted against a luminous sky, at the height of his creative powers. By this time Durand had mastered the tonal atmospheric effects he admired in the landscapes of Claude Lorraine and found confirmation for his commitment to the direct study of nature in the writings of John Ruskin. He prepared this landscape as one of a pair; its pendant, Landscape, Composition, Forenoon, is now in the New Orleans Museum of Art. The scale of these now-separated pendants speaks to the ambition and confidence of the artist, who had been appointed President of New York’s National Academy of Design in 1845.
EEB, 2008

Tags:
landscapes; trees; sunset

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