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Artist
Date
2006
Period
21st century
Media
Oil on panel
Measurements
22 1/4 x 45 1/2 inches (unframed)
24 x 47 x 2 inches (framed) confirmed 12.3.13
Classification
Subject Category
Trees/Nature
Credit Line
Museum purchase with support from the Friends of the Farnsworth Collection, 2007.21
Accession No
2007.21
Context
Perhaps the most influential person who visited and wrote about Maine’s forests and mountains was the transcendentalist, naturalist, writer and thinker Henry David Thoreau (1817-1861), whose1854 book "Maine Woods" became synonymous with land conservation and preservation. Thoreau believed that through the transformative powers of nature one could cure the “ills of civilization” and emerge a better, nobler person.

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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