Anticipating Fall Colors

Marsden Hartley, Mountain Lake–Autumn, ca. 1910, Oil on academy board 12 x 12 in. Gift of Rockwell Kent, 1926. The Phillips Collection, Washington DC

Marsden Hartley inscribed this work for his friend Rockwell Kent in 1912, who later gifted it to Duncan Phillips. Phillips wrote to Kent, “The Hartley is so fine a picture that I hesitate to accept it but the reason you give is a good one, namely that in our Gallery many people will enjoy it to the artist’s benefit and to our mutual satisfaction.” It was one of Phillips’s favorite works. You can find it on view now in the Dining Room.

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