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Cayambe

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Date: 
1858
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
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Canvas: 30 x 48 1/8 in. ( 76.2 x 122.2 cm ) Frame: 41 1/8 x 59 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. ( 104.5 x 150.5 x 10.8 cm )
Description: 
Landscape depicting the Cayambe, a volcano in Ecuador about 20, 000 feet high, on the line of the Equator; lush greenery with a pond in foreground; reflective river in middleground; stone pedestal in foreground on left; group of houses to far left; large volcano with mountain range in center; clear sky with traces of clouds.
Credit Line: 
The Robert L. Stuart Collection, the gift of his widow Mrs. Mary Stuart
Object Number: 
S-91
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inscriptions: lower left: "F.E. Church/1858"
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Cayambe was commissioned at the apex of Church's career by the New York City refiner, Robert L. Stuart.
Bibliography: 
"Domestic Art Gossip," The Crayon, March 1858, pp. 87-8. "Painting at the Lenox Library," The Critic: a Weekly Review of Literature and the Arts (18865-1898), Feb. 25, 1893, Vol. 19, No. 591, p. 120. "Early American Landscape and Genre Painters Seen to Advantage in the Picture Galleries of the Public Library," The New York Times, Aug. 27, 1911, p. SM15. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings 1815 to 1865, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1949, pp. 162-4. National Collection of Fine Arts, Frederic Edwin Church. An Exhibition Organized by the National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 1966, pp. 10, 32. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, American Paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA: Museum of Fine Arts, 1969, Vol. I, p. 213. 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. 179-80. Manthorne, Katherine, "The Quest for a Tropic Paradise: Palm Tree as Fact and Symbol in Latin American Landscape Imagery, 1850-1875," Art Journal, Vol. 44, No. 4 (Winter 1984), pp. 374-82. Manthorne, Katherine, Creation & Renewal: Views of Cotopaxi by Frederic Edwin Church, Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1985, pp. 83-5. Manthorne, Katherine, Tropical Renaissance: North American artists exploring Latin America, 1839-1879, Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989, pp. 100-104. Kelly, Franklin, Frederic Edwin Church, Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989, pp. 5454-5, 92, 104-5. Avery, Kevin J., Church's Great Picture: The Heart of the Andes, New York, NY: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993, pp. 28-31. Blaugrund, Annette, The Tenth Street Studio Building: Artist-Entrepreneurs from the Hudson River School to the American Impressionists, Southampton, NY: The Parrish Art Museum, 1997, pp. 74, 95, 137. Vallano, Fabienne-Charlotte Oraezie, Alle radici dell'etica ambientale: pensiero sulla natura, wilderness e creativita artistica negli Stati Uniti del XIX secolo, Firenze, Italy, 1993, pp. 355-410. Troyen, Carol, Moore, Charlotte Emans, and Diamond, Priscilla Kate, American Paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1997, n.p. Carr, Gerald L., In Search of the Promised Land: Paintings by Frederic Edwin Church, New York, NY: Berry-Hill Galleries, Inc., 2000, pp. 11-7, 61-75, 144, 191. Howat, John K., Frederic Church, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2005, pp. 54-6, 75-6. Viveros-Faune, Christian, "The Promised Land," New York Press, May 2000, n.p. Stevens, Mark, "A View with Some Room," New York Magazine (NYMag.com), May 15, 2000. Goodrich, John, "Frederic Edwin Church: In Search of the Promised Land," Reviewny.com, June 1, 2000. Belli, Gabriella, Giacomoni, Paola, Cavina, Anna Ottani, Curators, Montagna: arte, scienza, mito da Durer a Warhol, Milan, Italy: Skira, 2003, p. 357.
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1858
eMuseum Object ID: 
41412
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Winter Twilight Near Albany

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Date: 
1858
Medium: 
Oil on linen
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Overall: 16 1/8 x 24 1/4 x 7/8 in. ( 41 x 61.6 x 2.2 cm ) Frame: 29 1/4 x 37 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (74.3 x 95.3 x 11.4 cm)
Description: 
Landscape depicting winter in Albany; barren trees and snow on the ground; in foreground, child pulls a sleigh across a frozen lake.
Credit Line: 
The Robert L. Stuart Collection, the gift of his widow Mrs. Mary Stuart
Object Number: 
S-234
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0
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1858
eMuseum Object ID: 
41329
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Donner Lake From the Summit

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Date: 
1873
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Canvas: 72 1/8 x 120 3/16 in. ( 183.2 x 305.3 cm ) Frame: 80 3/8 x 128 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. ( 204.2 x 325.8 x 8.9 cm )
Description: 
Landscape which depicts the summit at which the Central Railroad reaches its highest passage over the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range in California; Donner Lake is below the mountain range.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Archer Milton Huntington
Object Number: 
1909.16
Marks: 
signed: at lower left: "A. Bierstadt"
Gallery Label: 
This painting was commissioned by Collis P. Huntington, the railroad king. The scene was taken from a study made by Bierstadt on his trip to the West between the years 1871 to 1873. The painting is also titled "View of Donner Lake,California."
Bibliography: 
Walther, Susan Danly, Guest Curator, The Railroad in the American Landscape: 1850-1950, Wellesley, MA: The Wellesley College Museum, April 15-June 8, 1981, p. 49. Koke, Richard J., American Landscape and Genre Paintings in the New York Historical Society, Vol. II, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1982, pp. 43, 45. Anderson, Nancy K., Ferber, Linda S., Albert Bierstadt: Art & Exchange," New York: The Brooklyn Museum, in association with Hudson Hills Press, 1990, pp. 37-8, 58-9, 95-8, 220, 226-7. Belli, Gabriella, Giocomoni, Paula, Cavina, Anna Ottani, Montagna: Arte, scienza, mito da Durer a Warhol, Milan, Italy: Skira, 2003, p. 358. Murphy, Kevin Michael, Economics of Style: The Business Practices of American Artists and the Structure of the Market, 1850-1910, PhD Dissertation, University of California, Santa Barbara, September 2005, pp. 153-4, 163-5, 172, 201, 204-5, 207. Bugard, Timothy Anglin, General Editor, Masterworks of American Painting at the De Young, San Francisco: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 2005, pp. 121-4
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1873
eMuseum Object ID: 
41291
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Indian Encampment, Shoshone Village

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Date: 
1860
Medium: 
Oil on millboard
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Framed: 38 in. × 33 5/8 in. × 4 1/4 in. (96.5 × 85.4 × 10.8 cm) Unframed: 24 × 19 3/4 in. (61 × 50.2 cm)
Description: 
Landscape which depicts a clearing in the woods that reveals a small Shoshone village; two tepees in foreground: one with a male Native American and a dog, the other with two Native American females and a dog; in the background, there is a male Native American on horseback; a woman carrying what appears to be a papoose on her back; several horses grazing; a dog near the river.
Credit Line: 
The Robert L. Stuart Collection, the gift of his widow Mrs. Mary Stuart
Object Number: 
S-52
Marks: 
Inscription: on verso: "Shosone Village, among the Cottonwood/Trees on the Sweetwater River, Wind-River Mountains/ in the distance." Signature and date: at lower right: "ABierstadt 1860" Label: @ reverse: 'Prepared Mill-board./Winsor & Newton/Artists Co
Gallery Label: 
This work was painted from a study done in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming during Bierstadt's first Western journey in 1859.
Bibliography: 
"Early American Landscape and Genre Painters Seen to Advantage in the Picture Galleries of the Public Library," The New York Times, August 27, 1911, Magazine, p. SM15. Hendricks, Gordon, "The First Three Western Journeys of Albert Bierstadt," The Art Bulletin, 46, Sept. 1964, pp. 333-65. Hendricks, Gordon, Albert Bierstadt: painter of the American West, New York: H.N. Abrams, 1974, n.p. Baigell, Matthew, Albert Bierstadt, New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1981, pp. 32. Koke, Richard J., American Landscape and Genre Paintings in the New York Historical Society, Vol. II, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1982, pp. 43, 45.
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1860
eMuseum Object ID: 
41290
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View on the Hudson Near Sing Sing, N.Y.

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Date: 
1845-1850
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
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Overall (unframed): 21 1/2 x 28 in. (54.6 x 71.1 cm) Overall (framed): 27 1/4 x 34 x 2 in. (69.2 x 86.4 x 5.1 cm)
Credit Line: 
Purchase, The Watson Fund
Object Number: 
1978.57
Gallery Label: 
Vollmering's image of Sing Sing with its low horizon and overcast sky includes the industrial waterfront. The German-born artist, trained in Amsterdam, arrived in New York in 1847 to begin a landscape career in the United States. The view looks north from the hillside above Sing Sing Prison, the cluster of buildings at the river's edge; Croton Point and the Hudson Highlands are visible in the distance. The prison, long a stop on the Hudson's picturesque touring itinerary, had been established in 1824 to provide the nearby marble quarries with convict labor. Residents renamed their community Ossining in 1901.
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1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
41246
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View from Cozzen's Hotel Near West Point, N.Y.

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Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Date: 
1863
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 20 x 34 in. ( 50.8 x 86.4 cm ) Frame: 31 1/2 x 45 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. ( 80 x 115.6 x 8.9 cm )
Credit Line: 
The Robert L. Stuart Collection, the gift of his widow Mrs. Mary Stuart
Object Number: 
S-189
Marks: 
signature and date: BC: JFK '63
Provenance: 
Robert L. Stuart, N.Y.C. (painted to order)
Bibliography: 
New York State Council on the Arts, Art in New York State: The River: Places and People, Buffalo: Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, 1964, n.p. American Luminism: A Benefit for The Lighthouse, the New York Association for the Blind, New York: Coe Kerr Gallery, 1978, n.p. Wilmerding, John, Ed., American Light: The Luminist Movement 1850-1875, Washington: National Gallery of Art, 1980, pp. 39-40, 98, 114, 222, 261-2. Koke, Richard J., American Landscape and Genre Paintings in the New York Historical Society, Vol. II, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1982, p. 242. American Paradise: The World of the Hudson River School, New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1987, pp. 154-5. McCoubrey, John, American Tradition in Painting, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000, n.p. Trafton, Melissa Geisler, Critics, Collectors, and the Nineteenth-Century Taste for the Paintings of John Frederick Kensett, A dissertation submitted in partial satisfaction of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in History of Art, University of California, Berkeley, Fall 2003, pp. 299, 431-2, 455.
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1863
eMuseum Object ID: 
41087
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Tree Study, Catskill Clove, N.Y.

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Date: 
1858
Medium: 
Oil on linen, mounted to cardboard
Dimensions: 
Overall (board): 14 1/8 x 9 1/4 in. (35.9 x 23.5 cm) Frame: 18 1/4 x 13 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. (46.4 x 34.3 x 4.4 cm)
Credit Line: 
Gift of Nora Durand Woodman
Object Number: 
1932.37
Marks: 
Signature and date: lower right: "T.H. HOTCHKISS / CATSKILL CLOVE SEPT 1st / 18 1858"
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1858
eMuseum Object ID: 
41055
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Landscape

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Date: 
19th century
Medium: 
Oil on canvas, mounted to matboard
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. ( 8.9 x 21.6 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Nora Durand Woodman
Object Number: 
1932.219
Marks: 
Signature: at lower right on mat beneath picture, "T.H. HOTCHKISS"
Provenance: 
Asher B. Durand and his family The artist
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0
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0
eMuseum Object ID: 
41054
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Mount Washington

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Date: 
1857
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 20 1/8 x 30 in. ( 51.1 x 76.2 cm )
Description: 
This view was taken from Sunset Hill in North Conway, a favorite sketching ground for artist who gathered here in the 1850s.
Credit Line: 
The Robert L. Stuart Collection, the gift of his widow Mrs. Mary Stuart
Object Number: 
S-5
Marks: 
Signature and date: lower left: "T.H. HOTCHKISS 1857"
Provenance: 
New York Public Library, 1892 Robert L. Stuart, New York, 1857
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1857
eMuseum Object ID: 
41053
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View of Hudson River from near Sing Sing, New York

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Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 36 x 50 in. ( 91.4 x 127 cm ) frame: 44 1/4 x 58 1/4 in. ( 112.4 x 148 cm )
Credit Line: 
Purchase, The Watson Fund
Object Number: 
1971.14
Gallery Label: 
An oil sketch of this same view was owned in 1974 by Berry-Hill Galleries, New York City, and was Havell's original oil sketch for the large painting owned by the Society. Havell was the English engraver of John James Audubon's "The Birds of America". He came to the United States in 1839, settling about 1841 at Sing Sing Westchester County and turning to landscape subjects. Havell's vision celebrates the riverside village, now called Ossining, as a bucolic haven. His painting is an elaborately detailed panoramic vista from his own hilltop house, called Rocky Mount, charting both sides fo teh river almost in the manner of a mapmaker. A bright sky presides over the eastern bank while dark clouds rise above the distant heights to the west. Vessels of all kinds ply the broad waters of the Tappen Zee.
Bibliography: 
Bland, Bartholomew F. and Vookles, Laura L. The Panoramic River: The Hudson and the Thames. Yonkers: Hudson River Museum, 2013.
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0
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1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
41050
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