The Mill Pond

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1889

Artist:

George Inness
American, 1825–1894

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.

On View

American Art, Gallery 171

Artist

George Inness

Title

The Mill Pond

Origin

United States

Date

1889

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed lower right: "G. Inness 1889"

Dimensions

95.9 × 75.6 cm (37 3/4 × 29 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Edward B. Butler Collection

Reference Number

1911.30

Extended information about this artwork

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