Summer Landscape


Artist
Robert Crannell Minor (American, 1839 – 1904)
Date
Late 19th-early 20th century
Medium
Oil on board
Dimensions
Work : 15 1/4 x 19 1/4 in. (38.74 x 48.89 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of the L. Plansoen Estate
Object Number
1985.1.3

Label
Robert Minor turned to art in 1870 after the failure of his family’s coal business left him with no income.  He studied painting in France under Narcisse Diaz de la Pena of the Barbizon school. Minor brought the Barbizon style back to the United States in 1875, setting up commercial studios in New York and Connecticut.  His modestly-sized pictures fit well into many private homes and he quickly built a reputation that culminated in his election to the National Academy of Design in 1888.

Object Type
Painting