Noyes | Cornfield

George L. Noyes (American, 1864-1951)


Oil on board, 12 x 16”

Gift of Lawrence H. Koffler to The Louise Crombie Beach Memorial Collection, 1975.15.2

The Wild and the Tamed

The wildness of forested mountains contrasts with a productive field of corn. Corn likes full sun, loamy soils, and abundant moisture, and is very demanding of soils, depleting them quickly of nutrients, forcing the need for fertilizer, which causes water pollution. The scene is likely a valley farm in New England or the Adirondacks.