Untitled (View of Mountains in Ecuador)

Norton Bush
Untitled (View of Mountains in Ecuador)
Oil on canvas, 1868
24 x 36 in.
Promised Gift of Nancy Wall Moure
PG. 2004.009.006

Norton Bush’s Untitled (View of Mountains in Ecuador), dated 1868, is typical of his “tropicals.” It is a classic luminist painting. The lush landscape in the foreground frames the scene. In the distance, a tiny village is dwarfed by the expansive landscape, which includes deep gorges and towering mountains. The sky glows with a golden, ethereal light. Here is an untouched paradise, a grandiose and resplendent view of this exotic environment.