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Collection Art-2D Collection
Catalog Number 1957.3.303.2
Object Name Print
Description Untitled etching by Edward Loyal Field. It has a large tree with a house next to it on the left, and a body of water with a boat on the right.
Signed lower right (in pencil), below image: E. L. Field

Edward Loyal Field, though a relatively unknown etcher, watercolorist, and oil painter, was an important contributor to the American Tonalist movement. A style of American art emerging between 1880 and 1920 and especially applied to landscapes, Tonalism was characterized by soft light, muted tones, and emphasis on mood and shadow. Its practitioners focused on capturing the mood of a landscape more than its literal appearance. Field almost exclusively created landscapes featuring meandering rivers, country lanes, and bucolic cottages. His compositions often have a strong focus on a clump of trees, giving a sense of drama to an otherwise commonplace scene.
Title (Untitled - Rural Landscape)
Date c. 1890
Role of Creator Artist
Creator Field, Edward Loyal
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique etching
Dimensions H-20 W-29.75 inches
Credit line Bequest of Judge John Webb Green and Ellen McClung Green
Subjects Landscape prints
Landscapes
Trees
Sailboats
Rural
Tonalism
Romanticism
Symphonic margins