Shadows of Evening: Canal Scene Amidst the Allegheny Mountains, Pennsylvania

Object Number: 
c. 1836
Watercolor, graphite, gouache, selective glazing, and scratching-out on paper laid on brown card
Overall: 8 5/16 x 13 5/8 in. ( 21.1 x 34.6 cm )
signed: lower right: "G. Harvey" inscription: above picture: "Shadows of Evening" inscription: below picture: "Canal Scene amidst the Allegheny Mountains"
Signed at lower right in brown watercolor: "G. HARVEY"; card inscribed above in brown watercolor: "SHADOWS of EVENING."; below: "CANAL SCENE amidst the ALLEGHANY MOUNTAINS"
Gallery Label: 
This watercolor is one of Harvey's different epochs of the day. The artist identifed the scene as a view on a continuation of the Pennsylvania Canal on the west side of the Allegheny Mountains. In his 1851 account Harvey recalled his vist as "one of the most delightful journies the artist can call to mind," noting that the trip was taken "about fifteen years since," which would date the picture ca. 1836.
Olson, Roberta J. M. "George Harvey's Anglo-American atmospheric landscapes." The Magazine Antiques 174 (2008): 112-121.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Charles E. Dunlap
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group