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Kayser's Pond, Maine

n.d. John Bunyan Bristol Born: Hillsdale, New York 1826 Died: New York, New York 1909 oil on canvas 10 1/8 x 15 1/4 in. (25.7 x 38.8 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Martha L. Loomis 1935.12.8 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 13A


Luce Center Label

In this painting, leafy green trees surround a lake in the foreground, with towering mountains looming through the haze. There is no official record of a pond named "Kayser's" in Maine, so this image may depict one of three bodies of water in western Maine named "Kezar." John Bunyan Bristol's scenes of uninhabited landscapes probably appealed to urban art collectors who, like the artist, yearned to get away from city life.

Keywords

Landscape - lake - Kayser's Pond

Landscape - Maine

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

About John Bunyan Bristol

Born: Hillsdale, New York 1826 Died: New York, New York 1909