Catalog of the Fine Arts Collection
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James M. Hart (1828-1901), British-American
This quiet idyll is typical of the post-Civil War paintings of James Hart. A herd of cattle, trailing into the distance at the left, leads the viewer's eye from the foreground back to the rural village in the distance in a lyric style and nostalgic sensibility that evoke the approaches of the French Barbizon painters of mid-century. For more on Hart see James Hart-Under the Elms.