A Pastoral

A boy in a skiff drives cattle along a stream while a young woman in white appears on a path in the distance. This ethereal female figure, painted with thin layers of translucent color, contrasts with the everyday reality of the cowherd and his livestock.

George Inness

American, 1825–1894

A Pastoral

c. 1882–85

Oil on canvas

30 x 45 in. (76.2 x 114.3 cm)

Gift of Frank and Katherine Martucci, 2013