Crisp woodsy breezes, a merry brook, and amicable encounters with friendly fauna can serve to ease the cares of life when camping in the backcountry. Through his picturesque landscapes of western wilderness, Edwin Deakin (1838-1923) sought to bring the outdoor experience to others as a virtual reality. Deakin’s quietly glorious, more personal scenes of the wild are perhaps as effective as a grand panorama in instilling in the viewer an appreciation of the treasures of the West.
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