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Harney Desert

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Charles Erskine Scott Wood, Harney Desert, 1908, oil on canvas, Gift of Marian Wood Kolisch, © artist or other rights holder, 86.14

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Title

Harney Desert

Artist

Charles Erskine Scott Wood (American, 1852-1944)

Date

1908

Medium

oil on canvas

Dimensions (H x W x D)

24 3/16 in x 29 1/2 in

Inscriptions & Markings

maker's mark: CESW, brushed, lower left

Collection Area

Modern and Contemporary Art; Northwest Art

Category

Paintings

Object Type

painting

Culture

American

Credit Line

Gift of Marian Wood Kolisch

Accession Number

86.14

Copyright

© artist or other rights holder

Terms

canvas

deserts

landscapes

oil paint

oil paintings

paintings

Picturing Oregon

Related Places

Depicts: Oregon

Depicts: Harney

Location

Belluschi Building

Hoffman Wing

3rd Floor

Milton and Jean Zell Gallery

Description

Better known for his patronage of artists than for his own paintings, C.E.S. Wood was a gifted amateur whose watercolors and oil paintings frequently show the influence of the impressionist style favored by his friends J. Alden Weir and Childe Hassam. Wood first showed promise as an artist during his years at West Point, where his instructor was Weir's father Robert W. Weir. This painting of eastern Oregon was most likely made in 1908 when he and Hassam traveled to Harney County; they frequently set up their easels side by side to interpret the same scene.

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