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Embracing Nature Fall 1998

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The Wood Chopper

1906
20th Century
28 in. x 36 in. (711.2 mm. x 914.4 mm.)

Louis Paul Dessar, American, (January 22, 1867–February 14, 1952)

Medium and Support: oil on canvas
Credit Line: Florence Griswold Museum; Gift of Mr. Fenton L.B. Brown
Accession Number: 1983.30
In 1901 Dessar purchased a 600 acre estate on Becket Hill in Lyme. The rural landscape of the region was particularly suited to his interest in painting landscapes in the Barbizon style. To provide ready subjects for his paintings, Dessar stocked his farm with sheep and oxen.

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