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The Home at Montclair  by George Inness

George Inness
American, 1825-1894
The Home at Montclair
Oil on canvas
76.5 x 114.3 cm
Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark, 1955

This painting is a rare winter scene by Inness, representing the landscape near his home in Montclair, New Jersey. Although inspired by a real locale, Inness abstracted the scene to convey eternal qualities and the emotional poetry of nature through carefully constructed compositions, a nuanced palette, and subtle, transparent passages of paint.