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Painted in 1865, in the early years of Thomas Moran’s career, this oil on canvas, now in possession of private collectors, is emblematic of the artist’s preferences in his youth as a painter. Above all, it is a piece of the artist’s path in the search for his style and technique, but in it, we can already catch a glimpse of many of the mainstays of his work, aspects which he would refine and improve throughout his long and successful career.
First and foremost is Moran’s enduring passion for the autumn season, which will accompany him throughout his career. Whether it’s the bright and hot color palette, the changing shape of the environment or simply the most agreeable weather to paint in, something about that season appealed to the artist’s aesthetic sensibilities and kept him enthralled enough to produce numerous paintings depicting it.
Further, we can see the preeminence of nature over humanity, present in so many of his works. Here, the man lying under the trees is nothing but a supporting actor in the composition, acting almost as a counterpoint to the greatness of nature shown. In fact, if one looks at pictures of the artist from around the time of production of this piece, there is an uncanny resemblance between the man laying on the grass and the painter himself or even his brother, who was also an artist and often accompanied him in his forays during their youth.
Lastly, the composition itself follows a template that will be followed by Moran throughout his career. Dividing the composition vertically we have the creek, or river, and around it a wealth of vegetation and terrain framing a grandiose vista, which lies in the background of the painting. That is the same composition that Moran will later use in his famous Yellowstone paintings and one that we can find examples of until the very last paintings he produced.
Although this bucolic scene lacks the historical significance of Moran’s most famous paintings, as it was neither purchased by the American Government nor served as an incentive to the creation of national parks, its value lies in its significance as a statement about the artist’s journey towards a style. Not only a beautiful piece but part of a wider continuum of growth.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Autumnal Woods (Under The Trees), you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Autumnal Woods (Under The Trees) that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
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