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George Inness

American, 1825–1894

New Jersey Landscape


A follower of the Swedish philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg, Inness believed that the spirit of God was present throughout the natural world. Although this painting may represent a specific place, the artist was less interested in defining recognizable details than in conveying nature’s immaterial essence, here expressed in finely modulated colors that have been painted with a brush and then wiped with a cloth, so they blend together without contours.

Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 30 x 45 in. (76.2 x 114.3 cm)
Object Number 2013.1.7
Acquisition Gift of Frank and Katherine Martucci, 2013
Status On View