The Wood Gatherers
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From the Collection
North’s watercolors of the rural landscape of Somerset unite the seemingly contradictory states of minutely rendered detail with atmospheric effects. Herbert Alexander, the artist’s biographer, described the artist’s interpretation of nature as similar to that of a poet, suggesting rather than describing: "In watercolor and oil an effect of intricate detail is found on examination to be quite illusive-multitudinous form is conjured by finding and losing it in endless hide-and-seek till the eye accepts infinity."
Inscription: inscribed, lower left, in white gouache: N and in ochre: 69
Medium: watercolor and gouache with scratch-away and touches of shell gold on off-white wove paper
Dimensions: Sheet: 40.5 x 56.3 cm (15 15/16 x 22 3/16 in.)
Credit Line: Gift in memory of Helen Borowitz
Accesion Number: 2013.239
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