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The Farm Landing

Title: The Farm Landing
Artist: Bannister, Edward Mitchell   
Date of Work: 1892
Medium/Support: oil on canvas
Measurements: 30 1/8 x 40 1/4 in (76.5 X 102.2 cm)
Inscribed: Yes
Inscription Type: signed and dated
Inscription Location: lower right
Inscription Text: E.M. Bannister / 92
Acquisition Information: Gift of the White House Acquisition Trust
Acquisition Number: 2006.1843.1
Credit Line: The White House Historical Association (White House Collection)
Scholar's Notes:

"Farm Landing shows the shore of a pond or lake, since the carefully depicted water lilies are not river plants. Beyond the quiet glow of the water and the green of the lily pads and water grasses is the dock. The red-brown boat anchors the picture and points the eye to the path leading up the sloping meadow to a dense woods. . . . The house seems a secret place . . . . Other landscapes by Bannister have such half-hidden houses. "The muted field and the dark mass of trees occupy three-quarters of the canvas . . . . The bright light blues that are layered here and there with grays give an effect of wind and weather."

Source of Scholar's Notes: Kloss, William, et al. Art in the White House: A Nation's Pride. Washington, D.C.: The White House Historical Association, 2008.
Page Number(s) in Source: 203
Categories: White House Art Collection  
Type: landscapes   
Orientation: Landscape
Image ID: 253
Date (chronological sort): 1892