landscape with lake in foreground with brown mountains on opposite shore; tall snow-covered mountain peaks in background with low clouds; trees and bushes, including one bush with red leaves, at left

Autumn in the Adirondacks, c. 1872-73

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Cloud cover and lake work together in this painting to suggest the misty atmosphere of a Fall day following a passing storm. Alexander Wyant favored these atmospheric scenes and made them in such a way as to allow the viewer to feel what it must have been like to experience this moment in the Adirondack Mountains. Wyant often painted in this location – Lake Placid in New York – and favored autumn for its range of colors and dramatic changes in the landscape. Whiteface Mountain emerges in the distance through the slowly moving clouds.

Details
Title
Autumn in the Adirondacks
Artist Life
1836 - 1892
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2018.23.1
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landscape with lake in foreground with brown mountains on opposite shore; tall snow-covered mountain peaks in background with low clouds; trees and bushes, including one bush with red leaves, at left