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Homer Ransford Watson

A Coming Storm in the Adirondacks


Homer Ransford Watson
Doon, Ontario, 1855 – Doon 1936


A Coming Storm in the Adirondacks




Oil on canvas


85.7 x 118.3 cm


Gift of George Hague, inv. 1887.203


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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