Autumn in Montclair

After painting the main elements of this landscape, Inness applied a thin layer of red paint over the surface of the work. Using a rag, he then wiped the red pigment from various parts of the surface to produce a vivid and evocative representation of autumn. The artist returned to this motif of a central elm tree with a distant white house several times.

George Inness

American, 1825–1894

Autumn in Montclair

c. 1894

Oil on canvas

29 x 35 7/8 in. (73.7 x 91.1 cm)

Gift of Frank and Katherine Martucci, 2013