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Summer Landscape

Travel in Europe exposed Inness to the peaceful, contemplative style of Italian landscape painting. In this work he captures the poetry of everyday life by focusing attention on the solitary cowherd and his animals. The artist uses both distance and shadow to create the feeling that one is viewing this intimate scene from beneath the shade of a nearby tree.

Geography: Made in United States, North and Central America

Department: American Art

Credit: The William L. Elkins Collection, 1924

1876
Oil on canvas
76.8 x 114.9cm
E1924-3-9
Image and text © Philadelphia Museum of Art

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