The Dark Mountain, No. 2

Marsden Hartley American

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Hartley’s dark, cloud-filled landscape pays direct homage to painter Albert Pinkham Ryder. After seeing Ryder’s work in New York in 1909, Hartley, a native of Maine, executed a series of bleak, emotionally fraught, even tortured landscapes of his home state. This painting depicts the region of Stoneham Valley, near North Lovell, Maine, although Hartley painted it in New York from memory.

The Dark Mountain, No. 2, Marsden Hartley (American, Lewiston, Maine 1877–1943 Ellsworth, Maine), Oil on commercially prepared paperboard (academy board), mounted to slatted wood board

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