Date created: 1844
Dimensions: 18 1/4 × 24 1/2 inches
Current ownership: Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI, US
Medium: Oil on canvas
The key features of the painting are:
Intricate brushwork and detail: This is typical of Cole's work.
Realism: The painting looks like the subject.
Value contrast: Deep shadows against bright highlights.
Atmospheric perspective: The trees and mountains in the distance take on the appearance of the surrounding atmosphere.
Composition and design: The painting follows many of the classic "rules" of composition.
Below are the main colors used in the painting. Copy the hex code for use in Photoshop or other editing software.
Below is the painting with a grid over the top so we can analyze it in terms of the rule of thirds. The grid lines and intersections are considered aesthetically pleasing areas.
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