Green Landscape

While working on this landscape, Inness shifted the female figure, originally positioned in the middle of the canvas, farther to the left. In the finished work, the shepherdess and grazing calf are perfectly balanced on either side of the vertical line of the central tree. This subtle adjustment typifies the care Inness took to enhance what he called the “great spiritual principle of harmony” in his compositions.

George Inness

American, 1825–1894

Green Landscape


Oil on canvas

30 1/4 x 40 3/8 in. (76.8 x 102.6 cm)

Gift of Frank and Katherine Martucci, 2013