Wood Gatherers: An Autumn Afternoon

A horizontal line of trees separates the hazy background from the foreground, where a woman and child gather firewood. Delicate touches of color suggest the season, while the soft, misty atmosphere gives the image a sense of stillness and peace.

Provenance

To Thomas B. Clarke; to (American Art Association, New York, sale of Clarke collection, February 15–18, 1899, no. 169); to George A. Hearn, 1899; to (American Art Association, New York, sale of Hearn collection, February 26, 1918, no. 125); to (Scott and Fowles, New York); to Harold Somers; to (Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, sale of Somers collection, May 26, 1943, no. 48); to (Scott and Fowles, New York); to (Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, March 28, 1946, no. 60); to (M. Knoedler & Co., New York); to Robert Sterling Clark, April 1, 1946.

George Inness

American, 1825–1894

Wood Gatherers: An Autumn Afternoon

1891

Oil on canvas

30 x 45 1/8 in. (76.2 x 114.6 cm)


Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark, 1946

1955.9


ON VIEW

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Conrads, Margaret C. American Paintings and Sculpture at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1990.