Harney Desert, 1908 by Frederick Childe Hassam



Title

Harney Desert, 1908

Artist

Frederick Childe Hassam

Ref GM3634
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 12" x 10" (30 x 25 cm)
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Description  
The Harney Desert forms part of the High Desert area of Oregon, situated in the North-West of the United States of America. The High Desert is named as such for its generally high elevation, with the Blue Mountains making a geographical boundary to the North and the Cascade Range to the West. Within Harney County, the highest point in the region is Steens Mountain, which is almost 10,000 feet above sea level. The artist travelled from Oregon twice in 1904 and 1908 and produced a whole series of paintings, frequently working out of doors with his friend, lawyer and amateur painter, Colonel Wood. In 1908 he was at the height of his career and popularity, with his paintings selling for as much as $6,000; a small fortune in those days.