Wood Gatherers: An Autumn Afternoon

A horizontal line of trees separates the hazy background from the foreground, where a woman and child gather firewood. Delicate touches of color suggest the season, while the soft, misty atmosphere gives the image a sense of stillness and peace.

George Inness

American, 1825–1894

Wood Gatherers: An Autumn Afternoon

1891

Oil on canvas

30 x 45 1/8 in. (76.2 x 114.6 cm)


Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark, 1946

1955.9


ON VIEW

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Conrads, Margaret C. American Paintings and Sculpture at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1990.