The First Harvest in the Wilderness Print by Asher B. Durand

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Archival print.
Printed on acid-free paper.
Available in 2 sizes. 
Option to purchase framed or unframed. 

Asher B. Durand, American, 1796-1886. The First Harvest in the Wilderness, 1855.

Although not a scene of the American West, this painting can be interpreted within the context of the artistic perpetuation of the notion of Manifest Destiny. Here the American wilderness yields to progress as a lone farmer reaps his first harvest in a field, still dotted with the stumps of recently cleared trees. A boulder resting by the side of the road identifies him by name as “Graham.”

Using funds bequeathed by one of its founders, Augustus Graham, the Brooklyn Museum commissioned Asher B. Durand to paint this work in 1855, thus officially establishing its collection of American art. Durand’s dramatic landscape pays tribute to Graham’s efforts as a cultural pioneer.

This print has been produced with the highest quality pigmented, non-toxic, environmentally friendly ink with a color permanence rating of at least 200-year stability. Printed on 100% acid-free cotton fine art paper.  Prints are available either unframed or framed. All unframed prints include a suitably sized white border which enhances their look when placed in any standard off-the-shelf frame. Frames are made of wood and available in White, Black, or Light.

Available in two sizes:

16 in. x 20 in. -Medium.
Approximate Measurements
Paper Size: 20.00" W x 16.00"H
Image Size: 18.00" W x 11.93" H

22 in. x 28 in. -Large.
Approximate Measurements
Paper Size: 28.00" W x 22.00"H
Image Size: 26.00" W x 17.24" H

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