Theodore Clement Steele, American, 1847–1926
Oil on canvas
76.20 cm x 114.30 cm | 30 in x 45 in
Framed: 94.61 cm x 133.03 cm x 2.85 cm | 37 ¼ in x 52 ⅜ in x 1 ⅛
Signed and dated lower right, T.C. Steele | 1913
By permission, Richmond Art Museum¹
Accession Number: 1966.03
Donated by Margaret Knollenberg
This painting illustrates late autumn and during the time, T.C. Steele was living at the House of the Singing Winds (1907 – 1926) in Brown County, Indiana. The painting illustrates a clearing in the background, autumn colors in the middle ground, and distance through the trees on the right side, with a pale blue gray sky above. It is unclear where the artist specifically painted the landscape, but it most likely is the Brown County area.
This is one of four T.C. Steele paintings in the collection of Richmond Art Museum, located in Richmond, Indiana. These include:
- In the Whitewater Valley Near Metamora, 1894
- Valley Scene (Brown County), 1912
- Autumn Woods, 1913
- Untitled (Landscape), 1915
All four of these paintings are available to view in our virtual gallery.
Richmond Art Museum (RAM) has a remarkable permanent collection of 19th and 20th Century art, and a variety of stimulating child-centered activities and the only independent art museum to be housed within a public school. RAM’s purpose for over one hundred years has been to promote art culture and encourage art appreciation, and it carries out this mission by offering an array of exhibits and programs that appeal to all ages.
1The Richmond Art Museum was founded in 1898 as the Art Association of Richmond, Indiana. Artist John Elwood Bundy and author and attorney William Dudley Foulke were instrumental in the founding. The only independent art museum to be housed within a public school, RAM has offered free admission for over 120 years.