Virginia Historical Society
Lora Robins Collection of Virginia Art
This view set at Mount Solon near Harrisonburg is the work of an accomplished Dutch artist who
came to this country in 1893 to serve as an art commissioner at the Columbian Exposition in
Chicago. It was in Holland in the 1600s, when the telescope and the microscope were developed,
that painters learned to record the features and details of the landscape rationally and lovingly.
They found delight in the perception of fact and in the rightness of nature. Vos brought Dutch
traditions to the Valley of Virginia, where a pastoral vision of peaceful and simple rusticity fit well.
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