Head of the River ~ Smithtown. L.I.

Edward Lange - Head of the River Smithtown LI 1873 - 19760170055_cropped.jpg
Edward Lange - Head of the River Smithtown LI 1873 - 19760170055.jpg

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Title

Head of the River ~ Smithtown. L.I.

Subject

Farm; Horses; Field; Barn; Outbuildings; Residence; Homestead

Description

Watercolor, gouache, India ink, and lead pencil on paper showing an aerial view of buildings, farms, and train tracks in Head of the River, Smithtown. Field in the foreground colored a brushy pale green, empty cart sitting in the field in the foreground to the left; in center right two horses pull a handplow with a farmer, lone cow to the far right with small dwelling beyond in a cluster of trees, lone figure standing outside; dirt path cuts horizontally across the paper from the dwelling on the right to the field entrance on the left, orchard with four trees beyond, field and orchard bordered with split rail and picket fencing. Midground centers on clusters of dwellings and outbuildings spreading horizontally across the landscape, structures vary in size and form from simple story-and-a-half farmhouses to larger two-and-a-half story houses with additional extensions, trees scattered throughout these clusters of buildings; dirt road on the left leads to these structures and takes a steep angle toward the background on the left side, pond or lake visible far to the left; woodlot on the opposite side to the far right, elevated train tracks stretching above the woods with engine and two cars traveling from right to left. Background fades to horizon line two-thirds of the way up the paper, rolling hills visible in the distance, scattered trees still present alongside several additional structures; sky above colored with some blue pigment, white clouds spread throughout.

Creator

Lange, Edward (1846-1912) [Artist]

Source

Edward Lange (1846-1912), Head of the River ~ Smithtown, L.I., 1873, Watercolor, gouache, India ink, and lead pencil on paper, 18.75 x 22.875 in. (framed); 26.5 x 30.75 in. (unframed), Long Island Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ward Melville, 1976, 1976.917.0055

Date

1873

Format

18.75 x 22.875 in. (framed); 26.5 x 30.75 in. (unframed)

Type

Painting

Identifier

Signed across bottom, "Drawn by Edward Lange ~ 1873"

Medium

Watercolor, gouache, India ink, lead pencil on paper

Spatial Coverage

New York; Suffolk County; Town of Smithtown; Smithtown

Rights Holder

Long Island Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ward Melville, 1976, 1976.917.0055

Citation

Lange, Edward (1846-1912) [Artist], “Head of the River ~ Smithtown. L.I.,” The Art of Edward Lange , accessed July 16, 2024, https://edwardlange.omeka.net/items/show/46.

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