Search the Collections

Lone Cypress
Lone Cypress
Date:
1927
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Lithograph
Dimensions:
24.2 x 21.2 cm (image); 43.3 x 35.4 cm (sheet)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
North America
Accession Number:
54953.3
Acquisition Date:
1937-03-03
Credit Line:

Gift of Mr. Shigenori Toriyama

The dark shape of a lone cypress tree rises in all its majestic and contorted beauty against a perfectly empty white sky. In the foreground are coastal grasses and cypress-scrub growth. A thin horizon line suggests that ocean and sky have met in the distance. The artist takes full advantage of the lithographic process in suggesting the texture of the cypress trunk and its canopy. (Monica Jensen 04/15/93)