About the Artwork

This plein air study documents a still-rural landscape scene in what was rapidly becoming suburban Westchester County. Durand's straightforward record shows a dirt road carved out of the surrounding woods. Its bare surface is unrelieved by any bordering plant life and enlivened only by the pattern of tree shadows thrown across its width from the left. One might guess that Durand, out trekking and searching for pictorial subject matter, was inspired by these bold patterns of light and shadow to execute an afternoon plein air study right in the middle of the roadway.

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NYHistory Prints offers exclusive custom reproductions of artworks in the collections of the New-York Historical Society. Hand-made in the USA using gallery-quality materials, we create prints as true to the original work as possible, using strict color management protocols and state-of-the-art printing technology.


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