Landscape with Family by Lake

  • Robert S. Duncanson, Landscape with Family by Lake, 1858, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of J & R Investments, 1983.95.175

Luce Center Label

During the late 1850s, Robert S. Duncanson painted romantic views of the Ohio River valley, near his home in Cincinnati. Images like Landscape with Family by Lake showed people enjoying nature in peaceful settings, suggesting the nineteenth-century faith that God created the wilderness for man to enjoy. The setting sun infuses the tree in the foreground with glowing colors to evoke a divine light watching over the countryside.

Title
Landscape with Family by Lake
Artist
Date
1858
On View
Dimensions
12 x 17 in. (30.5 x 43.2 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of J & R Investments

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – lake
  • Figure group – family
  • Recreation – sport and play – boating
Object Number
1983.95.175
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI