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Milton Pastures

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William Morris Hunt, Milton Pastures, 1876, oil on canvas, Bequest of Winslow B. Ayer, public domain, 35.12

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Title

Milton Pastures

Artist

William Morris Hunt (American, 1824-1879)

Date

1876

Medium

oil on canvas

Dimensions (H x W x D)

13 1/2 in x 23 1/2 in

Inscriptions & Markings

signature: "M" written over a "W" with an "H" written using the final bars of the two letters, lower right

Collection Area

American Art

Category

Paintings

Object Type

painting

Culture

American

Credit Line

Bequest of Winslow B. Ayer

Accession Number

35.12

Copyright

public domain

Terms

canvas

landscapes

oil paint

oil paintings

paintings

Location

Belluschi Building

Hirsch Wing

2nd Floor

Anne K. Millis Galleries

Description

Brother of the celebrated architect Richard Morris Hunt, William Morris Hunt became a distinguished painter and an important figure in New England arts and society, helping to focus attention toward developments in the European art world. Studying in Paris with academic painter Thomas Couture, William ultimately found his character and painting style influenced by Jean-François Millet and the Barbizon school. The Barbizon artists opposed classical conventions and advocated landscape painting for its own sake.

After his return to the United States, Hunt often painted scenes from his years in France, as well as American subjects.

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