- Here, the setting sun leaves the foreground in deep shadow while the riverside and barn are cast in glowing autumnal light. The vertical composition places a strong emphasis on the trees that blanket the blue sky with their orange foliage.
- In Thornberry’s Pasture, Adams achieved the Impressionist goal of capturing the light and atmosphere of not just a season, but of a specific time in the day.
- In September of 1904, Adams was painting in Brooklyn, Indiana, a quick trip southwest from Indianapolis. It is no longer known, however, exactly where Thornberry’s pasture was located.
Owned by Winifred Brady Adams (wife of the artist); given to the museum by the sons of the artist