Sepia oil on canvas
Overall: 45 1/4 x 36 1/4 in. (114.9 x 92.1 cm) Frame: 52 1/4 x 42 1/8 x 2 1/4 in. (132.7 x 107 x 5.7 cm)
This monochromatic cartoon is a roughly blocked-in preliminary version by the artist Durand's Woodland Brook of 1859 in the Stuart Collection (Stuart 190) on loan to the Society through the New York Public Library.
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. 368-70, 484-5, 664. Lawall, David B., Asher B. Durand: A Documentary Catalogue of the Narrative and Landscape Paintings, New York & London, Garland Publishing, Inc., 1978, p. 123. 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. 347-8. Foshay, Ella M., and Novak, Barbara, Intimate Friends: Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, William Cullen Bryant, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 2000, frontispiece. Ferber, Linda S., ed., Kindred Spirits Asher B. Durand and the American Landscape, Brooklyn Museum, 2007, pp189, 203.
Gift of Nora Durand Woodman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.