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A View to the River, Autumn - Charles Harold Davis
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Charles Harold Davis
"A View to the River, Autumn"
Oil on canvas
30 x 25 inches
C.H. Davis, Lower Left
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 Davis was famous in his lifetime as a master of poetic landscape, devoting himself to evoking the mood of the natural environment. Color, surface, and composition were carefully coordinated to portray a familiar aspect of nature as observed and transformed by the artist. This essential simplicity, in which understatement is allied to the poetry of the commonplace, is exemplified in A View to the River, Autumn. Davis preferred plein air painting, working directly from nature, and in this example, we can sense immediacy in his method, with his vigorous and broadly painted brush strokes executed with a sensitive, painterly touch.