Summer. A Broken Axletree. American Wood Scene, near Thornville, Ohio.: Study for an Aquatint in "Harvey's Scenes..."
Watercolor, graphite, selective glazing, and scratching out on paper laid on brown card
Overall: 13 7/8 x 10 5/16 in. ( 35.2 x 26.2 cm )
signed: lower right: "G. Harvey. inscription: above picture: "Summer" inscription: below picture: "Western Prairie.Hunters Alarmed"
Signed at lower right in brown watercolor: "G. HARVEY"; card inscribed above in brown ink: "SUMMER."; below: "A BROKEN AXLETREE. AMERICAN WOOD SCENE, near THORNVILLE, OHIO."
Landscape engraved in Harvey's Scenes of the Primitive Forest as "Summer, No. 2, A Road Accident, a glimpse thro' an opening of the Primitive Forest"
This watercolor is one of Harvey's epochs of the year, ca. 1830s-1840s.
Olson, Roberta J. M. "George Harvey's Anglo-American atmospheric landscapes." The Magazine Antiques 174 (2008): 112-121.
Gift of Charles E. Dunlap
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