Farm in Winter

Stephen Parrish etched November in February 1880, not long after his first lesson in the art from painter-etcher Peter Moran in November 1879. It was the first print that Parrish sold. Sylvester R. Koehler selected the etching for publication in the American Art Review, where it appeared in the November 1880 issue. (It reappeared in several subsequent publications.) Parrish was prepared to take great pains over many months to rework the print to satisfy Kohler. Parrish felt “my bow to the public through the medium of the Review is, to me, a very important matter.”
The print shows a farm in winter in the Adirondack region of upstate New York. The area was extremely popular with American landscape artists who focused on its scenic beauty. Parrish, however, chose a bleak view of a local farm for his subject.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
graphic artist
Parrish, Stephen
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
image: 14 cm x 26.5 cm; 5 1/2 in x 10 7/16 in
plate: 15 cm x 27.5 cm; 5 7/8 in x 10 13/16 in
sheet: 23.5 cm x 31.5 cm; 9 1/4 in x 12 3/8 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Ferris Collection
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Ferris Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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