"I overcame myself, the sufferer; I carried my own ashes to the mountains; I invented a brighter flame for myself."
Oden, Tor and Frej on Flickr.
The travelers in the lower section of the picture stone are most likely Oden, Tor and Frej. The symbols they bear reveals this. The upper section perhaps shows a sacrifice to Oden: A standing man hands a spear to a seated figure.
This picture stone (G 181) is from Sanda, Gotland island, and was used as an end piece to a stone coffin.
Historiska Museet, Stockholm, 2014
George Inness, The Trout Brook, 1891
George Inness (May 1, 1825 – August 3, 1894) was an influential American landscape painter. His work was influenced, in turn, by that of the old masters, the Hudson River school, the Barbizon school, and, finally, by the theology of Emanuel Swedenborg, whose spiritualism found vivid expression in the work of Inness’ maturity. Often called “the father of American landscape painting,” Inness is best known for these mature works that not only exemplified the Tonalist movement but also displayed an original and uniquely American style.