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Chapel Pond Brook, Adirondack Mts., N.Y.

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Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1870
Medium: 
oil on linen
Dimensions: 
Overall: 17 x 24 in. (43.2 x 61 cm) frame: 24 1/2 x 31 1/2 x 3 1/8 in. ( 62.2 x 80 x 7.9 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Nora Durand Woodman
Object Number: 
1918.22
Marks: 
Stencils on stretcher: "520", "686D"; pencil inscription on canvas reverse: "A.B.D. / Illegible
Bibliography: 
Executor's Sale, Studies in Oil by Asher B. Durand, N.A., Deceased, Ortgies' Art Gallery, New York, April 13 and 14, 1887, p. 23, no. 324. 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. 358-9.
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0
Date End: 
1870
eMuseum Object ID: 
18978
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Arch of Titus, Moonlight

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Classification: 
Date: 
1867
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 1/2 x 21 in. ( 36.8 x 53.3 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Nora Durand Woodman
Object Number: 
1932.43
Marks: 
Inscription: On Verso: " MOONLIGHT ARCH OF TITUS, ROME PAINTED BY THOMAS H. HOTCHKISS 1867"
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0
Date End: 
1867
eMuseum Object ID: 
18966
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Springtime

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Classification: 
Date: 
1856
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 39 5/8 x 58 1/4 in. ( 100.6 x 148 cm )
Credit Line: 
The Robert L. Stuart Collection, the gift of his widow Mrs. Mary Stuart
Object Number: 
S-100
Marks: 
inscriptions: Signed, dated lower right: Gignoux 1856
Bibliography: 
Holzer, Harold and The New-York Historical Society. "The Civil War in 50 Objects." New York: Viking, 2013.
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0
Date End: 
1856
eMuseum Object ID: 
18913
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Study of Two Italian Cypress Trees

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Classification: 
Medium: 
Oil on board laid on oiled paper mounted on a stretcher
Dimensions: 
Overall: 22 x 8 1/2 in. ( 55.9 x 21.6 cm )
Description: 
Landscape
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Nora Durand Woodman
Object Number: 
1932.42
Inscriptions: 
Wood of stretcher inscribed in graphite: "Italian / Pine / by T. H Hotchkiss / 1961- 715" (not by artist)
Provenance: 
Estate of Thomas Hiram Hotchkiss; Asher B. Durand and Family; Lucy Durand Woodman, Orange, New Jersey
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0
Date End: 
1854
eMuseum Object ID: 
18911
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Lake George and the Village of Caldwell

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Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Oil on canvas (relined)
Dimensions: 
Overall: 22 x 29 3/4 in. ( 55.9 x 75.6 cm ) frame: 26 1/2 x 34 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. (67.3 x 87.6 x 7 cm)
Description: 
Landscape with view of the Hudson River; city of Kingston in the background.
Credit Line: 
Purchase, Thomas Jefferson Bryan Fund
Object Number: 
1977.13
Gallery Label: 
Chambers’s boldly hued landscapes were often modeled freely after engravings of tourist attractions and he painted several versions of this sprightly view of Lake George and Caldwell, showing the dramatic setting of the village at the southern end of the lake. Lake George was one of the most popular resorts in the nineteenth century. This glacially formed body of water, some thirty-four miles long, is situated at the eastern edge of the Adirondack Mountains. Chambers’s view of Caldwell documents that popularity as well as the exhilarating combination of mountain and lake terrain that still draws visitors today.
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0
Date End: 
1855
eMuseum Object ID: 
18910
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Trees by the Brookside, Kingston, N.Y.

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Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1846
Medium: 
Oil on linen
Dimensions: 
Overall: 22 x 17 x 1 in. ( 55.9 x 43.2 x 2.5 cm ) Framed: 30 5/8 in. × 26 in. × 3 in. (77.8 × 66 × 7.6 cm)
Credit Line: 
Purchase, The Louis Durr Fund
Object Number: 
1887.6
Gallery Label: 
Durand used this study as the model for the trees in the foreground of a large studio creating titled, "Landscape, Composition, Forenoon," 1847 now in the New Orleans Museum of Art. The majority of the New-York Historical Society's extensive holdings of Durand's oil studies entered the collection as gifts from the artist's family. However, several of them, including this work and "Study from Nature: Group of Trees," were purchased by the Art Committee out of Durand's 1887 estate sale. Acquired only a year after the artist's death, this purchase confirmed the Society's recognition of these studies as works of aesthetic and historical importance and may have inspired his family's generosity over the next several decades.
Bibliography: 
Executor's Sale, Studies in Oil by Asher B. Durand, N.A., Deceased, Ortgies' Art Gallery, New York, April 13 and 14, 1887. Vail, R. W., Knickerbocker Birthday: A Sesqui Centennial History of The New-York Historical Society 1804-1954, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1954, p. 170. 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. 244. 338-40. Lawall, David B., Asher B. Durand: A Documentary Catalogue of the Narrative and Landscape Paintings, New York & London, Garland Publishing, Inc., 1978, p. 179. 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. 323-5. Foshay, Ella M., and Novak, Barbara, Intimate Friends: Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, William Cullen Bryant, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 2000, p. 54. Ferber, Linda S., ed., "Asher B. Durand, American Landscape Painter," Kindred Spirits Asher B. Durand and the American Landscape, Brooklyn Museum, 2007, pp. 149, 153, 181, 202-3.
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0
Date End: 
1846
eMuseum Object ID: 
18907
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Study from Nature, Stratton Notch, Vermont

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Classification: 
Date: 
1853
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 18 x 23 3/4 in. ( 45.7 x 60.3 cm ) Frame: 2 1/2 x 27 x 33 1/4 in. (6.4 x 68.6 x 84.5 cm)
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Lucy Maria Durand Woodman
Object Number: 
1907.21
Bibliography: 
Catalogue of the Gallery of Art of The New York Historical Society, New York: Printed for the Society, 1915, p. 10. "Asher B. Durand and European Art," The Art Journal, Vol. XXI, Summer 1962, pp. 250-4. 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. 247-8. Novak, Barbara, Nature and Culture: American Landscape and Painting 1825-1875, Third Edition, New York: Prager Publishers, 1969, pp. 90-1, 298. Lipke, William C., and Grime, Philip N., eds, Vermont Landscape Images, 1776-1976, Burlington, Vt: Robert Hull Fleming Museum, 1976, pp. 37-8, 48. Lawall, David B., Asher B. Durand: A Documentary Catalogue of the Narrative and Landscape Paintings, New York & London, Garland Publishing, Inc., 1978, p. 186. Koke, Richard J., American Landscape and Genre Paintings in the New York Historical Society, Vol. I, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1982, p. 332-3. Koja, Stephan, ed. AMERICA: The New World in 19th-Century Painting, Munich: New York: Prestel, 1999, p. 74, 284. Foshay, Ella M., and Novak, Barbara, Intimate Friends: Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, William Cullen Bryant, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 2000, pp. 29, 54-5. Ferber, Linda S., ed., Kindred Spirits Asher B. Durand and the American Landscape, Brooklyn Museum, 2007, pp. 120, 123, 125, 181, 203.
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0
Date End: 
1853
eMuseum Object ID: 
18744
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Lake Maggiore, Italy

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Classification: 
Date: 
1858
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 17 3/4 x 30 in. ( 45.1 x 76.2 cm ) Frame: 28 1/4 x 40 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. ( 71.8 x 102.2 x 10.8 cm )
Credit Line: 
The Robert L. Stuart Collection, the gift of his widow Mrs. Mary Stuart
Object Number: 
S-193
Bibliography: 
"Fine Arts," The New York Times, Mar. 12, 1871, p. 3. Metropolitan Museum of Art, A Memorial Catalogue of the Paintings of Sanford Robinson Gifford, N.A., New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1881, p. 19. Cikovsky, Nicolai, Jr., Sanford Robinson Gifford (1823-1880), Austin: University of Texas Art Museum, 1970, pp. 8-9, 11-19. Weiss, Ila, Sanford Robinson Gifford (1823-1880), New York: Garland Publishing, 1977, pp. 70, 165-8. 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. 64-5. Weiss, Ila, Poetic Landscapes: The Art and Experience of Sanford R. Gifford, Newark: University of Delaware Press, c. 1987, p. 84. Gifford, Sanford R., Hudson River School Visions: The Landscapes of Sanford R. Gifford, New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2003, pp. 198-200
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0
Date End: 
1858
eMuseum Object ID: 
18737
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Catskill Clove, N.Y.

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Classification: 
Date: 
1864
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 15 x 24 in. ( 38.1 x 61 cm ) Framed: 3 1/2 x 24 1/2 x 32 1/2 in. (8.9 x 62.2 x 82.6 cm)
Credit Line: 
Gift of Nora Durand Woodman
Object Number: 
1932.14
Gallery Label: 
Catskill Clove, also known as Kaaterskill Clove, is a spectacular gorge in the heart of the Catskills that was a hallowed subject for two generations of Hudson River School artists. Durand's painting depicts the Clove from a distant height, following the deep panoramic vista of heavily forested mountains adn tracing the winding course of Kaaterskill Creek. The rift runs from west to east past Tannersville and Palenville, villages where artists and tourists could find modest accommodations. In October 1848, Durand had reported the presence of nine other artists also working there.
Bibliography: 
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, p. 179. Lawall, David B., Asher B. Durand: A Documentary Catalogue of the Narrative and Landscape Paintings, New York & London, Garland Publishing, Inc., 1978, p. 188. Koke, Richard J., American Landscape and Genre Paintings in the New York Historical Society, Vol. I, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1982, p. 355. Foshay, Ella M., and Novak, Barbara, Intimate Friends: Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, William Cullen Bryant, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 2000, p. 57.
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0
Date End: 
1864
eMuseum Object ID: 
18735
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Dover Plains, N.Y.

Collections: 
Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 21 3/8 x 28 3/4 in. ( 54.3 x 73 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of the William Nathan Banks Foundation
Object Number: 
1973.36
Gallery Label: 
This view was engraved by James Smillie (1807-1885) for the American-Art Union 1850, of which a copy is in the Society's print collection.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
18655
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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