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Green Landscape with Rocks, No. 2

Marsden Hartley

American Art

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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."

MEDIUM Oil on academy board
DATES 1935–1936
DIMENSIONS 13 × 17 7/8 in. (33 × 45.4 cm) frame: 20 5/8 × 25 1/2 × 1 7/8 in. (52.4 × 64.8 × 4.8 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Bequest of Edith and Milton Lowenthal
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Marsden Hartley (American, 1877–1943). Green Landscape with Rocks, No. 2, 1935–1936. Oil on academy board, 13 × 17 7/8 in. (33 × 45.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Edith and Milton Lowenthal, 1992.11.14 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1992.11.14_SL1.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 1992.11.14_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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