The Elm Tree

Inness made this painting, in his studio, as a compositional study of a favorite spot in Milton, New York. He used the motif of a central elm tree and distant white house in several other paintings, including Autumn in Montclair, also in the Clark’s collection.

George Inness

American, 1825–1894

The Elm Tree

c. 1880

Oil on canvas

12 1/8 x 10 in. (30.8 x 25.4 cm)

Gift of Frank and Katherine Martucci, 2013