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American, 1825 - 1894
Early Moonrise in Florida, ca. 1892-1893
Oil on canvas
24 3/8 in. x 36 1/4 in. (61.91 cm x 92.08 cm), without frame
George Eastman Collection of the University of Rochester, 36.61
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About the Object
For George Inness, an adherent of the mystical Swedenborgian faith, landscape elements and colors had specific symbolic qualities. For example, he wrote that the moon is a 'natural emblem of faith,' reassuring the faithful that divine light still exists even though it is not directly visible in the night sky. In Inness's philosophical system, blue is the color of faith.
[Gallery label text, 2007]
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