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Henry Ossawa Tanner
about 1930
26 1/4 x 21 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Irwin M. Sparr

Tanner's spontaneous brushwork and simple forms make this one of his most impressionistic compositions. The large haystacks recall Monet's interest in this subject, and muted tonalities lend a gentle, melancholic quality to Tanner's interpretation.