Painting of men harvesting ice at a frozen pond
Aldro T. Hibbard, Ice Harvest, c. 1930s, oil on canvas, 30 ¼ x 36 ¼ in., Whistler House Museum of Art, Bequest of Theodore Edson Parker, 1943.11.074.
 
 Title
 Ice Harvest

 Artist
Hibbard, Aldro Thompson (1886 – 1972)

 Creation Date 
 c. 1930s

 Physical Description/Subject Matter

In this winter scene, Hibbard depicts three men and a horse working on a frozen pond in a forest. Two of the men are harvesting blocks of ice from the pond, while the third is piling ice blocks onto a horse-drawn sleigh. In the background, an evergreen forest is framed by distant mountains and a soft blue sky. More evident in this work than others, Hibbard uses thick brushstrokes to capture the scene and define the edges of the icy water.

 Dimensions (Measurements Description)
 h: 30.25 in., w: 36.25 in. (h: 76.835 cm, w: 92.075 cm)

 Object Type 
 Painting

 Material(s)
 Oil

 Material(s) Description
 Oil on canvas

 Affiliated School
 Boston School

 Location
 On display

 Credit Line 
 Bequest of Theodore Edson Parker, 1943

 Object Number 
 1943.11.074

 

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