Summer in the West, 1950

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Summer in the West, 1950

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | June 10, 2019

This Adolf Dehn painting is a gouache on canvas from 1950 and shows what is likely an early hay harvest. 
Hay can be harvested as many as three times a summer if conditions are good.