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Green Landscape with Rocks, No. 2

Hartley's penchant for the poetic was satisfied by the boulder-strewn landscape of Dogtown Common, an abandoned agricultural community near Gloucester, Massachusetts, whose origins dated to the seventeenth century. The desolate aspects of the scenery fired his imagination, and he later described the place as "a cross between Easter Island and Stonehenge--essentially druidic in its appearance--it gives the feeling that an ancient race might turn up at any moment and renew an ageless rite there."

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