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Winter Pond
  • Charles Jac Young
    1880–1940
    born: Bavaria
  • Winter Pond, 1938
  • Where object was made: United States
  • etching
  • Paper Type: wove
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 304.8 x 177.8 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 12 x 7 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Gift of Senator August W. Lauterbach
  • Not on display
  • 1960.0021
Description
Literature

Winter landscape with large gray sky and some small houses in middle ground of composition. A vast snowy landscape covers the background of the piece. A small icy pond surrounded by leafless trees and snow flows in from the foreground.


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.