The Pequonic, New Jersey, 1877
Oil on canvas, 18.23 x 25.75 inches [46.3 x 65.4 cm]
Although Iness early landscapes show the influence of the Hudson River School, Inness's trips to Italy in 1850, France in 185354, and both countries in 187074 had a profound effect on his paintings. While in Europe, Inness was greatly impressed by the Barbizon School of landscape painting, with its emphasis on tonality. From 1880 forward, his landscapes became less literal and more personal visions of nature.The Pequonic, New Jersey is a fine example of this period of his artistic career.