Courtesy of Brooklyn Museum | Licence: No known copyright restrictions
Courtesy of Brooklyn Museum | Licence: No known copyright restrictions

Spring--Burning Fallen Trees, in a Girdled Clearing, Western Scene

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George Harvey's watercolor activities—like those of William Guy Wall, whose work is displayed nearby—were linked to a printmaking enterprise. Harvey created this work for an ambitious though unrealized series titled Atmospheric Landscapes of North America. One of four inaugural images for this project set in different seasons, 'Spring' depicts pioneers in Ohio clearing "girdled" woods for settlement. Girdling is a lumbering technique in which a belt-like notch carved into the trunk cuts off the flow of sap and eventually kills the tree.

Descriptive medium: Watercolor over graphite on cream, medium weight, slightly textured wove paper

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Courtesy of Brooklyn Museum

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Ohio, USA

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