William Langson Lathrop (1859-1938)

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  • View of a Path Through a Glade at Dusk
  • Oil on canvas
  • 25 ¼ x 19 inches
  • Signed and dated 1889, lower left

View of a Path Through a Glade at Dusk is an early work by the artist, executed in 1889, shortly after he returned from Europe. The French Barbizon painters, whose works he had recently encountered, may have been on his mind. The loose brushwork, reduction of forms, and somber palette dominated by deep greens and browns recall the landscapes of Corot and Daubigny. Aside from a patch of glowing, pale yellow sky, the entirety of the composition is made up of verdant grasses and foliage. A narrow path meanders past a singular tree, which serves as the focal point in this intimate, humble landscape. The New York Times reviewer quoted above aptly characterized the virtues of Lathrop’s painting, which is indeed “modest,”“simple,”“direct,” and “thoroughly honest in every way.”

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