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The Old Mill  1849

by George Inness

George Inness began painting landscapes during a period in which the public preferred depictions of the untamed American wilderness; throughout his career, however, he insisted upon the importance of the cultivated landscape as a subject for art. In this work, the brightly lit figures and mill contrast with the shadowy darkness of the trees, suggesting the potential for da...
75.9 × 107 cm (29 7/8 × 42 1/8 in.)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago