A yellow moonrise over farm-buildings; a haystack in the foreground.

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Artist: Dwight William Tryon (1849-1925)
Historical period(s)
Oil on canvas mounted on wood panel
H x W (overall): 49.8 x 73.3 cm (19 5/8 x 28 7/8 in)
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Oil painting

landscape, moon, night, nocturne, United States

To 1891
George Ingraham Seney (1826-1893), New York to 1891 [1]

From 1891 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased at the sale of the George I. Seney Collection, American Art Association, New York, NY, February 17, 1891, no. 115 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]


[1] See Voucher for February 17, 1891, in Voucher File, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, Curatorial Remark 6, Linda Merrill, May 1989, in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

George Ingraham Seney (C.L. Freer source) 1826-1893
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919


A yellow moonrise over farm-buildings; a haystack in the foreground.

Published References
  • , John Caldwell, Oswaldo Rodriguez Roque, Dale T. Johnson, Doreen Bolger Burke, Natalie Spassky, Linda Bantel. American Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 3 vols., New York. vol. 3: p. 108.
  • Charles Henry Caffin. The Art of Dwight W. Tryon: An Appreciation. New York. p. 71.
  • Linda Merrill. An Ideal Country: Paintings by Dwight William Tryon in the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington and Hanover and London, 1990. cat. 2, pp. 102-103.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
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