Sanford Robinson Gifford
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Writing in 1858, a critic for the Crayon praised Gifford’s landscape paintings—including this vista of England’s popular Lake District—as follows: “His pictures are generally chaste, and unpretending in color, and are remarkable for a luminous atmosphere. Their poetic quality is recognizable in a fine sense of the picturesque, a feeling of repose, and that subordination of minor truths to important truths.”
Oil on canvas
17 5/8 × 25 5/8 in. (44.8 × 65.1 cm)
Signed lower right: "S R Gifford. Paris. 1856."
Museum Collection Fund
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