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Homer Ransford Watson

A Coming Storm in the Adirondacks

Artist

Homer Ransford Watson
Doon, Ontario, 1855 – Doon 1936

Title

A Coming Storm in the Adirondacks

Date

1879

Materials

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

85.7 x 118.3 cm

Credits

Gift of George Hague, inv. 1887.203

Collection

Quebec and Canadian Art

The monumental layout, the spectacular effect of dark clouds and sombre rocky cliffs, and the Romantic symbolism of skeletal dead trees make A Coming Storm in the Adirondacks an outstanding work in the Museum’s collection of 19th century landscapes. Still in his early twenties and basically self-taught, Watson painted this most impressive of his canvases after a stay in northern New York in 1876-1877.

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