Arts Everyday Living: Autumn in New England—Red Oak on the Hillside

Willard Metcalf, The Red Oak, c. 1911, oil on canvas, Private Collection

 

Delicious autumn!  My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.

George Eliot*

American Impressionist Willard Metcalf (1858-1925) often depicted the changing landscape of the four seasons in his native New England.  British author George Eliot (1819-1880) is considered one of Great Britain’s leading writers of the nineteenth century; among her works are Mill on the Floss, Silas Marner and Middlemarch, among others.

 

*From George Eliot Quotes by Daniel Coenn

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