Farm Comparison family
Ezekial Hersey Derby, the owner of the farm in this painting, wanted to bring “scientific principles” to farming practices. Look closely at the painting in the gallery. What do you see that makes it look scientific?
Now find the other painting of a farm out in the hallway near the master bedroom. This is Chandler Farm in Connecticut. Compare the two farms. What is similar? What is different? Think about the artist’s perspective or point of view while painting.