Object Detail


Date
1908-1909
Period
20th century
Media
Oil on board
Measurements
8 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches (unframed)
14 x 17 x 2 1/8 inches (new frame 2016)
15 5/8 x 18 3/4 x 1 5/8 inches (former frame)
Classification
Subject Category
Mountain
Trees/Nature
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Elizabeth B. Noyce, 1996.13.5
Accession No
96.13.5
Context
Lewiston-born artist and poet Marsden Hartley believed that an artist could express emotions and spirituality through art, particularly in the depiction of mountains. Greatly influenced by Henry David Thoreau’s 1864 book "The Maine Woods", Hartley believed mountains with their eternal tenure and lofty grandeur represented the highest and most noble ideals of the human spirit.

Featured in “Maine and American Art: Farnsworth Art Museum” with thanks to the Henry Luce Foundation and Wyeth Foundation for American Art.

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