One of Heade¹s Þrst large-scale works, this painting was praised by a reviewer in the 1860s for its evocation of the "ominous hush...[and] the dread feeling in the coming storm." The artist¹s name was not then well known, but the same writer predicted that if he was "capable of diverse statements of nature as true as this, he will make his mark."
|Martin Johnson Heade, Approaching Thunder Storm,
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Gift of Erving Wolfe Foundation and Mr. and Mrs. Erving Wolf, 1975