Theodore Clement Steele, American, 1847–1926
Oil on canvas
51.11 cm x 71.12 cm | 20 1/8 in x 28 in
Framed: 62.23 cm x 82.55 cm x 3.17 cm | 24 1/2 in x 32 1/2 in x 1 1/4 in
Signed and dated lower right, T.C. Steele | 1915
Used by permission, Richmond Art Museum¹
Accession Number: 2015.07
Donated by Faye and Victor Jose
This landscape painting was completed during the time T.C. Steele was living at the House of the Singing Winds (1907 – 1926) in Brown County, Indiana. It is unclear where the artist specifically painted the landscape, but it is likely in the Brown County area.
The painting features tress of various colors in the foreground, small section of blue sky toward the top with lavender and purple beneath the sky. The painter applied a heavy pallet with bold strokes.
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 embed: https://richmondartmuseum.org/ 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.