Black Mountain from the Harbor Islands, Lake George, N.Y.
Oil on canvas
Overall: 32 1/2 x 60 in. ( 82.6 x 152.4 cm ) Framed: 48 3/4 x 76 3/4 x 6 3/4 in. ( 123.8 x 194.9 x 17.1 cm )
The New-York Historical Society owns a number of preliminary studies for this, Durand's last major painting. KATONAH MUSEUM OF ART, New York, HYDE COLLECTION, N-YHS,"Forever Wild: The Adirondack Experience" 1991-92 THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY, "Restored Visions: Recently Conserved Paintings from the Collection", 11/5/92-1/3/92.
Executor's Sale, Studies in Oil by Asher B. Durand, N.A., Deceased, Ortgies' Art Gallery, New York, April 13 and 14, 1887, p. 19, no. 295. Catalogue of the Gallery of Art of The New York Historical Society, New York: Printed for the Society, 1915, p. 41. Mather, Frank Jewett, Morey, Charles Rufus, and Henderson, William James, The Pageant of America: The American Spirit in Art, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1927, p. 44. Lawall, David B., Asher Brown Durand: His Art and Art Theory in Relation to his Times, Submitted to Princeton University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, March 1966, pp.193, 266-7, 412, 414, 469. Lawall, David B., Asher B. Durand: A Documentary Catalogue of the Narrative and Landscape Paintings, New York & London, Garland Publishing, Inc., 1978, p. 163. Koke, Richard J., American Landscape and Genre Paintings in the New York Historical Society, Vol. I, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1982, pp. 362. Vedder, Lee A., "Heeding the Call of Nature: Asher Brown Durand's Communion with the American Landscape," The New-York Journal of American History, New York: New-York Historical Society, Vol. LXV, No. 4, Fall 2004, pp. 40-1. Ferber, Linda S., ed., Kindred Spirits Asher B. Durand and the American Landscape, Brooklyn Museum, 2007, pp. 199-200, 203. Vedder, Lee A. "Nineteenth-century American paintings." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 146-155.
Gift of Mrs. Lucy Maria Durand Woodman
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