Pastoral Interlude Exhibition Poster — W.T. Richards
This poster commemorates the Brandywine River Museum’s 2001 exhibition W.T. Richards in Chester County, and features Richards’ 1887 oil painting The Valley of the Brandywine, Chester County (September).

Richards was an important American landscape artist associated with both the Hudson River School and the American Pre-Raphaelite movement. He believed in the artistic truth of nature and was inspired by the sharply focused realism of English Pre-Raphaelite artists. Richards created a series of paintings of Chester County farms and their change of seasons and annual harvest, seen here in a composition that juxtaposes the two small farmers with the majestic sweep of landscape in which they toil. Such was his view of the Brandywine Valley’s potential as a compelling subject that Richards once wrote, "Everywhere there are pictures which make me impatient for next summer."

24" x 24" overall paper size | 19" x 14" image size

Item #004874

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