Frederick Milton Grant had a penchant for landscapes that were large and striking in color yet also served to provide a background to another story, such as in the case of this piece. The influence of his teacher, William Merritt Chase, is seen in Grant’s color, content and technique. Grant worked in a range of medium, including etching, tempera and watercolor, encompassing subjects that varied among allegorical, religious and historical themes. Grant’s brushwork in this painting, particularly with the tree in the foreground, adds to the softness of the landscape. The work is also tonal in that Grant primarily employs green and blue.
The Beard Galleries, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Private Collection, Texas
Private Collection, Connecticut