Exhibitions

White Mountain Scenery, Franconia Notch, N.H., 1857

Asher Brown Durand

Oil on canvas

48 1/4 x 72 1/2 in. (122.6 x 184.2 cm)

The Robert L. Stuart Collection, S-105

Courtesy the New-York Historical Society

 

Painting the American Vision

On view July 30, 2011 to November 6, 2011

Located in the: Special Exhibition Galleries

In the mid-1800s, a loosely knit group of American painters-now known as the Hudson River School-forged an "American" landscape that regarded the natural world as a resource for spiritual renewal and an expression of cultural and national identity. Drawn from the celebrated collection of the New-York Historical Society, this exhibition features 45 magnificent landscapes, including Thomas Cole's iconic series of monumental paintings, "The Course of Empire," as well as works by Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Edwin Church, Jasper Francis Cropsey, Asher B. Durand and others.

Painting the American Vision was originally organized by the New-York Historical Society as The Hudson River School: Painting the American Vision, and all works are from that institution's collection.


Exhibition made possible in part by a generous grant from the AMG Foundation. Additional support provided by the East India Marine Associates (EIMA) of the Peabody Essex Museum.

This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

 

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Images

White Mountain Scenery, Franconia Notch, N.H., 1857

White Mountain Scenery, Franconia Notch, N.H., 1857

Asher Brown Durand

Oil on canvas

48 1/4 x 72 1/2 in. (122.6 x 184.2 cm)

The Robert L. Stuart Collection, S-105

Courtesy the New-York Historical Society

 

The Solitary Oak (The Old Oak), 1844

The Solitary Oak (The Old Oak), 1844

Asher Brown Durand

Oil on canvas

36 x 48 in. (91.4 x 121.9 cm)

Gift of The New-York Gallery of the Fine Arts, 1858.75

Courtesy the New-York Historical Society

 

The Harvest Moon, 1860

The Harvest Moon, 1860

Louis Rémy Mignot

Oil on canvas

24 x 39 in. (61 x 99.1 cm)

The Robert L. Stuart Collection, S-160

Courtesy the New-York Historical Society

 

Catskill Mountains, Shandaken, N.Y., 1856

Catskill Mountains, Shandaken, N.Y., 1856

Thomas Hiram Hotchkiss

Oil on canvas

10 15/16 x 15 13/16 in. (27.8 x 40.2 cm)

Gift of Nora Durand Woodman, 1932.44

Courtesy the New-York Historical Society

 

 White Mountain Scenery, 1859

White Mountain Scenery, 1859

John Frederick Kensett

Oil on canvas

45 x 36 in. (114.3 x 91.4 cm)

The Robert L. Stuart Collection, S-194

Courtesy the New-York Historical Society

 

Study of an Orchid, 1872

Study of an Orchid, 1872

Martin Johnson Heade

Oil on canvas

18 x 23 in. (45.7 x 58.4 cm)

The Robert L. Stuart Collection, S-112

Courtesy the New-York Historical Society

 

On the Esopus, Meadow Groves, Before 1858

On the Esopus, Meadow Groves, Before 1858

William Hart

Oil on canvas

25 1/4 x 45 in. (64.1 x 114.3 cm)

The Robert L. Stuart Collection, S-81

Courtesy the New-York Historical Society

 

Shrewsbury River, New Jersey, 1859

Shrewsbury River, New Jersey, 1859

John Frederick Kensett

Oil on canvas

18 1/2 x 30 1/2 in. (47 x 77.5 cm)

The Robert L. Stuart Collection, S-229

Courtesy the New-York Historical Society

 

Shandaken Range, Kingston, New York, 1854

Shandaken Range, Kingston, New York, 1854

Asher Brown Durand

Oil on canvas

21 1/2 x 17 in. (54.6 x 43.2 cm)

Purchase, The Louis Durr Fund, 1887.5

Courtesy the New-York Historical Society

 

The Course of Empire: Destruction, 1836

The Course of Empire: Destruction, 1836

Thomas Cole

Oil on canvas

39 1/4 x 63 1/2 in. (99.7 x 161.3 cm)

Gift of The New-York Gallery of the Fine Arts, 1858.4

Courtesy the New-York Historical Society

 

Nahant Rock and Seashore, 1855

Nahant Rock and Seashore, 1855

John Frederick Kensett

Oil on canvas

18 x 30 in. (45.7 x 76.2 cm)

The Robert L. Stuart Collection, S-84

Courtesy the New-York Historical Society

 

The Catskills and Lake George

The Catskills and Lake George

Thomas Cole (American, 1801-1848)
Catskill Creek, N.Y., 1845
Oil on canvas
26 1/2 x 36 in. (67.3 x 91.4 cm)
The Robert L. Stuart Collection, S-157
Courtesy the New-York Historical Society

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