Charles Herbert Moore created many paintings in and around the Catskill Mountains of New York before he settled there in 1862. Like many American landscape painters of the nineteenth century, Moore believed that art should be true to nature to emphasize the glory of God’s creations. In this image the hazy sunshine bathes the scene in a warm glow, highlighting the different textures in each tree, bush, and plant. The animals, rough track, and fences show that this is farmland, but the overgrown vegetation and distant mountaintops suggest the landscape’s original, wild state.
- 14 x 24 1⁄2 in. (35.6 x 62.3 cm.)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Donated in memory of Lila and A. Russell Ellis by their sons.
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- oil on canvas
- Landscape – season – autumn
- Animal – cattle
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