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The Ice Cutters

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Julian Alden Weir, The Ice Cutters, 1895, oil on canvas, Gift of Alfred H. and Nancy de C. Corbett in memory of Mrs. Gretchen H. Corbett, public domain, 92.16

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Title

The Ice Cutters

Artist

Julian Alden Weir (American, 1852-1919)

Date

1895

Medium

oil on canvas

Dimensions (H x W x D)

19 3/4 in x 23 3/4 in

Inscriptions & Markings

signature/maker's mark: lower left, blue paint: "JA" ? (possibly E and W); lower right, blue paint: "JA [?] Weir '95". Both signatures are very faint, partly covered by the frame and only partially legible with strong raking light.

Collection Area

American Art

Category

Paintings

Object Type

painting

Culture

American

Credit Line

Gift of Alfred H. and Nancy de C. Corbett in memory of Mrs. Gretchen H. Corbett

Accession Number

92.16

Copyright

public domain

Terms

canvas

oil paint

oil paintings

paintings

Location

Belluschi Building

Hirsch Wing

2nd Floor

Anne K. Millis Galleries

Description

The Ice Cutters is one of a series of winter scenes painted by Weir between 1894 and 1897. Influenced stylistically by Japanese prints and his friend, American Impressionist painter John Twachtman, Weir achieves a daringly modern composition in his use of the closely valued whites of the snow covered frozen pond in the foreground.

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