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Copyright New York State Historical Association and/or The Farmers' Museum, Inc.
Object ID N0310.1961
Title American Farmer
Artist Wood, Thomas Waterman
Object Name Painting
Early Date 1882
Exhibit label line3 A character study on a small scale, the painting attempts to capture something of the human condition. In this case, the bond that often exists between the very old and the very young. While the setting represents rural American life, the farmer braiding corn in his barn as the young girl approaches with a hat full of eggs, perhaps the original title, "Seeking Advice", gives a better sense of the artist's intent - in particular, the passing on of simple information from one generation to another.
Description Marks: Signed and dated lower right: "T.W. Wood./1882"
Classification Academic Art--Painting/Drawing--Scene--Genre
Dimensions H-22 W-16 inches
Material Oil on canvas
Makers mark Signed and dated lower right: "T.W. Wood./1882"

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Last modified on: November 04, 2005