In Bringing in the Hay, the artist’s appreciation for the beauty of the natural world is revealed in the detailed rendering of the trees and foliage, the crystalline waters and the sun-tinged clouds of a country summer. The painting also combines his strengths for both landscape and genre, as a farmer and his dog lead the hay wagon along the road home, an event highlighting the blessings Nature grants those who successfully work the land.
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While not specifically located or dated, Gerry began visiting the White Mountains as early as the 1840s and became a familiar face there over the next several decades. This painting retains a period frame, possibly the original.
Private collection, North Shore, Massachusetts
To private collection, Roslindale, Massachusetts, to present