Afternoon Hastings Landing. Palisades Rocks in Shadow, New York
Watercolor, gouache, graphite, scratching out, and touches of black ink and glazing on paper laid on brown card
Overall: 8 3/8 x 13 3/4 in. (21.3 x 34.9 cm)
Signed at lower right in brown watercolor: "G. HARVEY"; card inscribed above in brown watercolor: "AFTER-NOON"; below: "HASTINGS-LANDING, PALISADE ROCKS in SHADOW."
Signed at lower right in brown watercolor: "G. HARVEY"; card inscribed above in brown watercolor: "AFTER-NOON"; below: "HASTINGS-LANDING. PALISADE ROCKS in SHADOW."
This watercolor is one of Harvey's different epochs of the day, ca. 1830s-40s. This scene probably represents one or two docks located on the Hudson River on the artist's property at Hastings-on-Hudson in Westchester County, New York. A clue to the drawings original date may be found in a study by Harvey of somewhat similar subjects with the distant Palisades of the Hudson as a motif (oil on panel, 12 x 19 inches) in the Karolik Collection, Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
Olson, Roberta J. M. "George Harvey's Anglo-American atmospheric landscapes." The Magazine Antiques 174 (2008): 112-121.
Gift of Mrs. Screven Lorillard
John Elliot Howard, England
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