Object Detail


Artist
Date
1944
Period
20th century
Media
Tempera on panel
Measurements
32 1/4 x 40 1/4 inches (unframed)
36 3/4 x 44 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches (framed)
Classification
Subject Category
Figure
Field
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Wyeth in memory of Walter Anderson, 1995.2
Accession No
95.2
Context
One of Andrew Wyeth’s early tempera paintings, it depicts his friend Walt Anderson, back turned to the viewer, walking across a field in Port Clyde. Absent of any dramatic effects or readily visible narrative, it focuses on this lone figure, conveying a sense of loneliness. His father, N.C., suggested Andrew add a dog or perhaps a hunting rifle to give the picture more visual interest, but by this time Andrew had already established his own path that diverged from the illustrator’s approach that his father so successfully mastered.

Featured in “Maine and American Art: Farnsworth Art Museum”.

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