WILLIAM BLISS BAKER (1859–1886)
In this painting of a slice of nature, Baker draws us into a primeval forest with no sign of human intrusion. Trained in earlier traditions than impressionism, Baker’s work recalls similar paintings by the Hudson River School of landscape painters. Long a favorite of museum visitors, Fallen Monarchs resonates with a quiet beauty. Some consider it to be the masterpiece of the young Baker, who died in his twenties.
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