(Small Landscape)

  • Thomas Hicks, (Small Landscape), 1862, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase and gift of Dwight Wardlaw, 1968.59.1

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Thomas Hicks painted many images of the hills and rivers around his home in New York. Americans enjoyed scenic paintings of the landscape like this, which emphasized the peaceful relationship between man and nature. Industrialization in the nineteenth century took over many areas of countryside, and people bought images of the landscape to replace the view that had disappeared from their doorstep. The flat gray sky and the subdued browns and greens of this landscape evoke a hazy, midsummer afternoon in upstate New York.
Title
(Small Landscape)
Artist
Date
1862
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
10 1/8 x 18 1/8 in. (25.7 x 45.9 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase and gift of Dwight Wardlaw

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – lake
  • Animal – bird – duck
  • Animal – cattle
  • Landscape – river
Object Number
1968.59.1
Palette
Linked Open Data
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