Image: The New Moon
(Hartford, Connecticut, 1849 - 1925, South Dartmouth, Massachusetts)

The New Moon , 1921

Oil on panel
20 in. x 30 in. (50.8 cm x 76.2 cm)
Bequest of Edwin C. Shaw
Inspired by the calm mystery of the pastoral landscape, Tryon sought to convey his personal response to nature rather than transcribe a particular location.  He worked on this painting for several years, modifying colors to achieve dramatic tonal effects and changing the position of trees to develop a balanced composition.  The painting is among Tryon’s largest works and was highly prized by the artist.  He agreed to sell it to Edwin Shaw only after learning that Shaw planned to donate it to an art museum and thereby share it with a wider audience.  

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