About this artwork
A distinctive landscape painter of the 19th century, George Inness excelled at capturing the poetics and mood of his environs, finding spiritual resonances in nature, from its grand vistas to its quiet nooks. The Mill Pond depicts a sylvan setting, in which a small figure rows a boat in the pond at middle distance. Brilliant pigments of orange, green, and blue electrify an otherwise tranquil scene. Through color and atmosphere rather than line or detail, Inness communicated an intensity of vision, fueled by an individual encounter with nature.
- George Inness
- The Mill Pond
- United States
- Oil on canvas
- Signed lower right: "G. Inness 1889"
- 95.9 × 75.6 cm (37 3/4 × 29 3/4 in.)
- Edward B. Butler Collection