Decaying Oak, with a man sitting at its foot
Raphael Lamar West (English, 1769–1850)
Image: 32 x 22.6 cm (12 5/8 x 8 7/8 in.) Sheet (irregular): 41 x 29 cm (16 1/8 x 11 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Pen lithograph on gray-brown paper
Not On View
One of the obsessive motifs of Romantic landscape art is the ancient tree contorted or hollowed out by the struggle for existence.
Juan Jorge Peoli (1825-1893, New York, Lugt 2020); his sale, New York, American Art Association, 10 and 11 May 1894, lot 2127; purchased there by MFA.