Sanford Robinson Gifford / A Home in the Wilderness / 1866Sanford Robinson Gifford
A Home in the Wilderness

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Creator Name: Gifford, Sanford Robinson
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1823 - 1880
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Sanford Robinson Gifford
Title: A Home in the Wilderness
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1866
Creation End Date: 1866
Creation Date: 1866
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 76.8cm x 135.7cm
Inscriptions: Signed lower right: "S R Gifford 1866."
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1970.162
Credit Line: Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund; The Butkin Foundation; Dorothy Burnham Memorial Collection and various donors by exchange
Provenance: (Knoedler, 1867); James Hartshorne (1880); (T. DeLapp, Los Angeles, 1962); (Sloan & Roman, New York)
Context: The simple house on the banks of a lake recalls the pioneering life of settlers in the vast and beautiful American countryside. Made just after the painful destruction of the Civil War, this landscape is an idealistic recapturing of a gentler way of life, increasingly distant to urban America. The scene is based on sketches of Mount Hayes, New Hampshire, which Gifford made in 1865. The painting was sent to Paris in 1867 where it was shown at the Universal Exposition.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1970.162
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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