James McDougal Hart (1828–1901)
- JAMES MCDOUGAL (1828–1901)
- View of Lake Champlain, c. 1857
- Oil on canvas
- 26 3/16 x 36 ¼ inches
- Signed lower center
One could only hope to find themselves overlooking the majestic landscape that Hart has rendered in the exceptional, early large-scale, View of Lake Champlain. The sky is a spectrum of color, suggestive of the rising sun, and fragments of light are reflected on the water below. The entire scene, with its lush trees and tranquil lake, appears to be untouched and unaffected by man with the exception of the peaceable sheep resting and grazing in the left foreground.