Tuesday, July 3, 2012
For Independence Day
Edward Hicks (1780-1849)
The Cornell Farm
National Gallery Of Art, Washington
Oil On Canvas
36 3/4 Inches By 49 Inches
I am not partial to primitive art, but this is a spectacular example, and a most suitable way to mark Independence Day.
The painting depicts the Cornell family farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and is a magnificent—and very beautiful—representation of American industry, thrift and practicality.