Autumn, a Wood Path

Autumn, a Wood Path

1876

Sanford Robinson Gifford

(American, 1823–1880)

Oil on canvas

Unframed: 38 x 31.8 cm (14 15/16 x 12 1/2 in.)

Hinman B. Hurlbut Collection 1922.220

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Did you know?

The artist's namesake, Gifford Pinchot, was the first chief of the United States Forest Service.

Description

Gifford created several paintings depicting forest interiors, including this intimately scaled canvas set amid full autumnal blaze. The dense network of overarching trees casts shadows on the rugged ground below, restricting sunlight to haphazard patches. A solitary hiker is visible in the distance.

See also
Collection: 
American - Painting
Type of artwork: 
Painting
Medium: 
Oil on canvas

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