As he had in Giverny, Theodore Wendel found plenty of inspiring subject matter both close to his home on County Street and among the fields and marshes of the family’s Lower and Upper Farms on Argilla Road.
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Many of these paintings show the day-to-day activity of a working farmstead, as in The Hay Wagon, Ipswich. The farmhands bringing in a loaded cart immediately catch the viewer’s eye, yet the low horizon line brings our attention to the expansive sky overhead, expertly rendered by the artist to convey the feeling of humid summertime air.
By descent through the family of the artist
Bringing to Light: Theodore Wendel, Vose Galleries, Boston, October 19 – December 7, 2019