Moonrise (1914) by LeConte Stewart


On the reverse of the work, LeConte Stewart (Utah, 1891 - 1990) wrote the title of this painting "Moonrise" after Troyon. Constant Troyon (French, 1810 - 1865) was a pioneering member of the Barbizon painters, who controversially painted outdoors (i.e. plein air) in the countryside surrounding Paris and influenced subsequent generations, including the Impressionists and LeConte Stewart, to paint directly from life. LeConte painted this after seeing Troyon's work in the Metropolitan Museum (New York) when he was 23 years old. Stewart's version is not an exact copy of the work; rather it is inspired by the Tonalist palette and transitions of light .

Framed: 12.5" x 13.5"

6 ¾ x 7 ¾ in.