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Winter Pines
  • Charles Jac Young
    1880–1940
    born: Bavaria
  • Winter Pines, 1938
  • Where object was made: United States
  • etching
  • Paper Type: Rives BFK wove
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 222.25 x 196.85 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 3/4 x 7 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Gift of Senator August W. Lauterbach
  • Not on display
  • 1960.0020
Description
Literature

Winter landscape with gray sky and large pine trees weighted down with snow in the middle ground of the composition. A single house sits farther down the slope of the land in the right middle ground. More snow and trees in the background.


A recurring theme in Young's prints is winter. He captures the mood and nature of this season actually working in snowy settings. Known as the foremost interpreter of snow, C. Jac Young depicts it in a scintillating play of lights and powdery textural delight.