James McDougal Hart

James McDougal Hart (May 10, 1828 – October 24, 1901), was a Scottish-born American landscape and cattle painter of... Read more
Under the Elms

oil on canvas
44 x 33 inches

St. Johnsbury Athenaeum

St. Johnsbury, VT

Hart, James McDougalnotes
Under the Elms is characteristic of Hart's work after the Civil War. Where he favored larger-scale depictions of unexplored wilderness in his earlier work, his later paintings are often more tranquil and refined.
Village Scene near Albany, New York

oil on canvas
30 1/8 x 42 1/8 in. (76.5 x 107.0 cm.)

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Washington, D.C.

Hart, James McDougalnotes
This image shows a small town to the west of James M. Hart’s home in Albany, New York. He preferred to paint intimate views of country life, rather than dramatic vistas of the wilderness, to show that man and nature could coexist in peace. In Village Scene, the comforting view of farm life, with its children, grazing cows, and picturesque...
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