Georgia Pines

Media - 1909.7.33 - SAAM-1909.7.33_2 - 127489
Copied George Inness, Georgia Pines, 1890, oil on wood, 17 7824 in. (45.361.0 cm.), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of William T. Evans, 1909.7.33
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Artwork Details

Title
Georgia Pines
Date
1890
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
17 7824 in. (45.361.0 cm.)
Markings
lower right in oil: G. Inness 1890 verso upper left and center right in black ink: 19
Credit Line
Gift of William T. Evans
Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on wood
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group
  • Landscape
  • Landscape — forest
  • Landscape — tree — pine tree
  • Landscape — Georgia
Object Number
1909.7.33

Artwork Description

George Inness was influenced by nineteenth-century French landscape painters, who emphasized quiet, intimate views of nature such as forest interiors or meadows. The clearing through the tall trees in this image invites us to join the group of figures, who are enjoying the shade of the forest. The rich colors and soft shapes evoke the muffled sounds created by a thick carpet of pine needles.