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Brittany Landscape

1877 H. Bolton Jones Born: Baltimore, Maryland 1848 Died: New York, New York 1927 oil on canvas 16 1/4 x 22 in. (41.3 x 55.9 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Russell E. Burke III 1982.68 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 13B


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In 1876, Hugh Bolton Jones joined the American artists' colony on the north coast of France at Pont-Aven, Brittany. There Jones and the other artists often painted outdoors, attempting to capture the light on the landscape. The Bretons welcomed the artists into their community and frequently posed as models. In this image, Jones used muted colors to evoke the changing light and shadows cast by trees over a field. His detailed brushwork, seen in the cluster of trees framing the woman, draws the viewer's attention to the quiet beauty of this bucolic setting.

Keywords

Figure female - full length

Figure(s) in exterior - farm

Landscape - France - Brittany

Landscape - season - summer

Landscape - tree

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

About H. Bolton Jones

Born: Baltimore, Maryland 1848 Died: New York, New York 1927

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