Requires Photography

Decaying Oak, with a man sitting at its foot

1802
Raphael Lamar West (English, 1769–1850)


Catalogue Raisonné

Man 161

Dimensions

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.)

Accession Number

M9844

Medium or Technique

Pen lithograph on gray-brown paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

One of the obsessive motifs of Romantic landscape art is the ancient tree contorted or hollowed out by the struggle for existence.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Museum purchase