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The Mill in the Mountains, (painting)

Artist:
Herzog
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered] (Sale info: $1400.00).
This, we must confess, was almost our favorite in the collection. When viewed from a proper standpoint, it is charmingly natural. The grey, cloudy sky, the foaming torrent, the broken ground, and the trees in the background, are painted with exquisite fidelity. The price of this picture was set at $1,400 on the catalogue of Pettes & Leathe. [P. 100.] "The Mill in the Mountains," by Herzog. The scene is a foaming mountain stream; on one side an old mill and other buildings, trees in the background, and a foreground broken and uneven. The colors are very soft, very clear. The darkened sky, and the trees on the background, are to us the most pleasing points in the picture. The whole, however, is done well, and is finished with a close attention to the details of the landscape. [Pp. 108-109; see entry 02550044 for related commentary.]
Seventh Annual Report of the Saint Louis Agricultural and Mechanical Association. Prepared for Publication by Richard A. Barret. St. Louis, Mo.: George Knapp & Co., Printers and Binders. 1868.
Topic:
Landscape--River
Literature--Poetry
Landscape--Mountain
Landscape--Waterfall
Architecture exterior--Industry--Mill
Control number:
AECI 02550059
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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