Arts Everyday Living: Happy Thanksgiving in Art—A Long Ag Scene of Winter in the Country

George Henry Durrie, Winter in the County, c. 1858, oil on canvas, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

George Henry Durrie (1820-1863) was a 19th century American artist who created memorable landscapes of his native rural Connecticut. His subjects were often of winter scenes like the painting above providing descriptive details of farm life, where Thanksgiving was celebrated each year by the farmer and his family.

 

 

 

 

 

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