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The Great Storm

The Great Storm

Artist: Christopher High Shearer (American, 1846 - 1926)

Date: 1905
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Canvas: 48 x 72 in. (121.9 x 182.9 cm)
Credit Line: Gift, Reading Public Library and the City of Reading
Object number: 1913.17.1
Shearer relished in depicting atmospheric effects. The murkiness of this painting reinforces the tumultuous storm which passes through the composition. The tree bends in response to the winds and the sky’s dark color creates an ominous mood.
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