A Wooded Landscape
Picknell was famous in Europe before gaining notoriety in America, winning several prizes at prestigious European institutions. He is best known for his handling of atmosphere and his rendering of bright light reflected in the landscape. This “glare effect” is his signature style. A Wooded Landscape combines the Corot-like atmospheric effect of greenery dissolving in the direct light of the sun with the brilliant reflected light that made Picknell famous.
In our opinion Picknell is still undervalued relative to other artists of the era. We believe his technical abilities and his poetic sensibilities will be far better recognized in the future and his works represent an excellent collecting opportunity.