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Desolate Winter

Desolate Winter

Artist: Victor Shearer (American, 1872 - 1951)

Date: 1911
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Overall (IN): 22 x 36 in. (55.9 x 91.4 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the artist
Object number: 1913.1.1
With the gift of this painting, the Reading Public Museum changed to the Reading Public Museum and Art Gallery and began to acquire paintings, sculptures, and works on paper of the highest quality. The artist Victor Shearer was the son of the renowned Berks County artist Christopher Shearer, who served as the first curator of art at The Museum. Initially, Victor’s painting style was very similar to his father’s but as time went on, he developed his own distinctive characteristics. This remarkably atmospheric painting was executed in 1911 and depicts a scene near Tuckerton, Berks County.
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