William McTaggartThe Harvest Moon c.1899

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Artist
William McTaggart (1835‑1910)
Title
The Harvest Moon
Date c.1899
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 1321 x 1959 mm frame: 1575 x 2225 x 145 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1933
Reference
N04701
Not on display

Summary

McTaggart frequently worked on the same view from more or less the same spot and, rather like Monet, he often recorded the same spread of fields at different times of the day or year. The setting for this picture is near the artist's home, Dean Park, at Broomiknowe, Midlothian, and comparisons can be drawn with works such as Hayfield, Broomiekowe (1889, Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery) and The Barley Field, Sandy Dean (1905, Robert Fleming Holdings), which are painted from almost the same viewpoint. In all these works McTaggart witnessed the rotation of the crops from cereals to hay and expanded the view towards the low Moorfoot Hills. For each picture he employed a different palette, according to the light and atmospheric conditions… (read more)

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