Jasper Francis Cropsey (American, 1823–1900)
Oil on canvas
35 1/2 × 52 3/4 in.
Gift of Mrs. Nicholas H. Noyes, Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University
Jane Fortune Gallery, European and American Art, Medieval to 1900, 1st Floor
This beautiful painting of a rural American landscape was painted by artist Jasper Francis Cropsey. The way in which he depicts the rich farmland and distant mountains represents an iconic rural American landscape. Upon closer inspection, we see many things happening in this artwork, including working farmers, animals, and a distant lake. The setting is peaceful and allows the viewer to imagine the sounds and smells of rural life.