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Landscape with Figure

William Trost Richards (American, 1833–1905)
Trained in his native Philadelphia, William Trost Richards pursued absolute fidelity to nature in his art. In this remarkable landscape drawing, he uses a variety of techniques to meticulously depict the textures of tree bark and foliage, dappled light and soft shadows. The solitary figure-a rare human presence in his forest interiors-provides a measure of the immensity of the woods and enhances the location's poetic silence and tranquility.

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