A Country Landscape
Charles Harold Davis (1856–1933)
Mystic, Connecticut, 1900–15
Oil on canvas
42 ½ x 50 ¼ in.
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
A Massachusetts native, Charles Davis decided to pursue art after visiting a Boston exhibition of landscapes in the French Barbizon manner, a style evident in the Bannister and Longfellow paintings in this gallery. After training in France, he settled in Mystic, Connecticut, where he became well known for his “cloudscapes.” Many of his paintings, like this one, utilized a low horizon that calls viewers’ attention to this region’s ever-changing cloud formations.