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The storm provides a striking contrast between the passing dark clouds, a rainbow streaking across the sky, and the sun illuminating the grass.
The Rainbow belongs to the dramatic series of storm scenes painted by Inness during the late 1870s.
Mr. H. Wheeler Bond purchased the piece from the artist. Mrs. Edward Carroll Sibley (Mr. Bond's daughter) inherited the piece. Max Safron of St. Louis, Missouri, purchased the piece. It was then owned by Dr. Maurice J. Lonsway of St. Louis, Missouri, George E. Hume; given to the John Herron Art Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana, now the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, in 1944.