Drei Tannen in Schloss Hemsbach (Three Fir Trees at Castle Hemsbach)
Oil on canvas
31 x 36 1/4 in. (78.74 x 92.08 cm)
Founding Collection, Gift of Charles and Emma Frye, 1952.173
Three dark brown tree trunks and a band of verdant shrubbery are positioned in front of a large, white building in this lush landscape painting. A clear, cerulean sky peaks through the coniferous tree canopy. A sunny, lime-colored lawn with a pink flower bed is at the center of the composition. Most of the building is obstructed by the trees, and all that is seen between the middle and far right tree trunks is a tower, five stories high, with two rectangular windows side-by-side on every floor. This painting is representational, but the brushstrokes are textured, and short dashes of paint and flecks of color make up the landscape, giving the painting an overall impressionistic feeling.