The Brook in the Woods

Worthington Whittredge American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774

Whittredge, as a colleague of the second-generation Hudson River School artists John Frederick Kensett and Sanford R. Gifford, specialized in views of the Catskill Mountains, New England, and the American West. His later works, however, demonstrate his growing interest in the poetic landscapes of the French Barbizon painters as well as the evocative canvases of George Inness, who worked in Montclair, New Jersey, not far from the home Whittredge occupied in Summit from 1880 until his death in 1910. "The Brook in the Woods" is a fine example of his Barbizon-inspired mode. Thickly painted and coloristically subtle, it evokes a silent, mossy forest interior, one of the artist’s favorite subjects.

The Brook in the Woods, Worthington Whittredge (Springfield, Ohio 1820–1910 Summit, New Jersey), Oil on canvas, American

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