Over The Hills and Far Away

Object Number: 
1985.23
Date: 
1878
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall (unframed): 24 x 42 in. (61 x 106.7 cm) framed: 31 1/4 x 49 1/2 x 2 5/8 in. ( 79.4 x 125.7 x 6.7 cm )
Marks: 
obverse, LR: 'McE'
Description: 
Under cloudy, restless daylight sky mountains are seen in rearground; autumnal scene with birch trees to right, low slope to left and lightly traveled path in center, small figures placed in center. The landscape combines bucolic sentiment with foreground detailed realism and design derived from inherent components of the scenery.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Richard T. Sharp
Provenance: 
National Academy of Design, 1878 #484 Sterling Smith, 1879 Channing Baster (grandson of Sterling Smith), 1924 Mrs. M.G. Intner, 1974 Richard T. Sharp, 1981 New-York Historical Society, 1985
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group