Group of Trees

Collections: 
Classification: 
Date: 
1855-1857
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 24 x 18 in. ( 61 x 45.7 cm ) Framed: 31 1/4 × 25 3/8 × 2 3/4 in. (79.4 × 64.5 × 7 cm)
Credit Line: 
Purchase, The Louis Durr Fund
Object Number: 
1887.8
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. 28, no. 360. 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, p. 252. 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. 341. 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. 55. Rosand, David, The Invention of Painting in America, New York: Columbia University Press, 2004, pp. 57-63, 93, 193-4. Carbone, Teresa A., American Paintings in the Brooklyn Museum: Artists Born by 1876, Brooklyn Museum, 2006, Vol. I, p. 479.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1857
eMuseum Object ID: 
14700
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Black Mountain from the Harbor Islands, Lake George, New York

Collections: 
Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1874-75
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/2 x 19 in. ( 24.1 x 48.3 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Nora Durand Woodman
Object Number: 
1935.8
Gallery Label: 
This is a preliminary oil rendering by Durand for his study of the same subject, dated 1875, also in the Society's collection (1907.17).
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1874
eMuseum Object ID: 
14228
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Butternut Tree at Hague, Lake George, NY

Collections: 
Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1862
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall (canvas): 23 3/4 x 16 3/4 in. (60.3 x 42.5 cm) Frame: 25 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 1 in. (64.8 x 47 x 2.5 cm)
Credit Line: 
Gift of Nora Durand Woodman
Object Number: 
1932.46
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, pp. 258-9. Lawall, David B., Asher B. Durand: A Documentary Catalogue of the Narrative and Landscape Paintings, New York & London, Garland Publishing, Inc., 1978, pp. 172-3. 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. 352.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1862
eMuseum Object ID: 
14227
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Shandaken, Ulster County, New York

Collections: 
Classification: 
Date: 
1854
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 21 x 16 3/4 in. ( 53.3 x 42.5 cm ) frame: 29 1/2 x 25 x 3 in. (74.9 x 63.5 x 7.6 cm)
Credit Line: 
Gift of Nora Durand Woodman
Object Number: 
1932.17
Marks: 
Dated, lower right: 1854
Inscriptions: 
Canvas stencil: PREPARED / BY / EDWD DECHAUX / NEW-YORK, Edward Dechaus, artists' materials, was listed at 709 Broadway in New York City directories from 1853 to 1864. Sale stamp: on reverse of canvas: DURAND / SALE / 1887. Durand Salte (Ortgies), 1887, no. 320, Shandanken, Ulster Co., N.Y. (16 x 20 3/4 inches [face size[). The auction number "320," in chalk, is on the stretcher.
Gallery Label: 
This impressive foreground tree study was made near Kingston with a distant view of the Shandaken Mountains in the Catskill range. A decade before, Durand had written of his stay in the area: "...the weather is so favorable, that if I had my family with me, I should gladly stay as long as the season continues, for I am too fond of this kind of hard-work-play to be in haste [to] shut myself up in the city."
Provenance: 
The artist and his family.
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. 21, no. 308 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. 249. Lawall, David B., Asher B. Durand: A Documentary Catalogue of the Narrative and Landscape Paintings, New York & London, Garland Publishing, Inc., 1978, pp. 182. 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. 334. Ferber, Linda S., ed., "Asher B. Durand, American Landscape Painter", Kindred Spirits Asher B. Durand and the American Landscape, Brooklyn Museum, 2007, pp. 174-5, 181, 203.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1854
eMuseum Object ID: 
14172
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Sunset: Souvenir of the Adirondacks

Collections: 
Classification: 
Date: 
1878
Medium: 
oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Unframed: 25 × 37 in. (63.5 × 94 cm) Framed: 39 1/4 × 50 1/4 × 6 in. (99.7 × 127.6 × 15.2 cm)
Credit Line: 
Gift of the children of the artist, through John Durand
Object Number: 
1903.4
Bibliography: 
Harpers New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 66, no. 396, May 1883, p. 860-1 Executor's Sale, Studies in Oil by Asher B. Durand, N.A., Deceased, Ortgies' Art Gallery, New York, April 13 and 14, 1887, p. 34, no. 395. Huntington, Daniel, Asher B. Durand: A Memorial Address, New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1887, p. 39. Durand, John, The Life and Times of Asher B. Durand, (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1894; Reprint, Hensonville, NY: Black Dome Press, 2007), pp. 200-1. "Pictures by Durand," The New York Times, April 26, 1903, p. 34. Catalogue of the Gallery of Art of The New York Historical Society, New York: Printed for the Society, 1915, p. 38. Tolman, Ruel P., "Asher Brown Durand," Art in America, Vol. 11, No. 4, June 1923, pp. 196-200. Sears, Clara Endicott, Highlights Among the Hudson River Artists, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1947, p. 5-21. 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. 194, 266-7, 381-5, 412-6, 470-1, 568, 664-5, Fig. 143, A. B. Durand 1796-1886, Montclair, New Jersey, Montclair Art Museum Catalogue, October 24 - November 28, 1971, p. 29. Lawall, David B., Asher B. Durand: A Documentary Catalogue of the Narrative and Landscape Paintings, New York & London, Garland Publishing, Inc., 1978, pp. 30, xxxix. 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. Carbone, Teresa A., American Paintings in the Brooklyn Museum: Artists Born by 1876, Brooklyn Museum, 2006, Vol. I, p. 477. Novak, Barbara, American Painting of the Nineteenth Century: Realism, Idealism, and the American Experience, New York: Oxford University Press, 2007, pp. 84-5. Ferber, Linda S., ed., Kindred Spirits Asher B. Durand and the American Landscape, Brooklyn Museum, 2007, Chronology.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1878
eMuseum Object ID: 
13102
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Chocorua Peak, New Hampshire

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Classification: 
Date: 
before 1861
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 1/4 x 16 1/2 in. ( 33.7 x 41.9 cm ) frame: 21 1/2 x 25 x 3 in. ( 54.6 x 63.5 x 7.6 cm )
Credit Line: 
The Robert L. Stuart Collection, the gift of his widow Mrs. Mary Stuart
Object Number: 
S-8
Marks: 
Signature: Lower Right: "D. Huntington"
Bibliography: 
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. 185, 187.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1861
eMuseum Object ID: 
12220
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Autumn, Mill Stream

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Classification: 
Date: 
1860
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 20 x 36 in. ( 50.8 x 91.4 cm ) Frame: 30 x 46 x 3 in. ( 76.2 x 116.8 x 7.6 cm )
Credit Line: 
The Robert L. Stuart Collection, the gift of his widow Mrs. Mary Stuart
Object Number: 
S-12
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1860
eMuseum Object ID: 
11646
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Italian Landscape near Rome: Study for "Mountain Stream"

Collections: 
Classification: 
Date: 
1847
Medium: 
Oil on paper, laid on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 7/8 x 14 1/8 in. (25.1 x 35.9 cm)
Credit Line: 
The Robert L. Stuart Collection, the gift of his widow Mrs. Mary Stuart
Object Number: 
S-102
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed and signed at lower center in brown oil: "J.F. Cropsey 1847 / Rome"
Gallery Label: 
Our work is a study for the painting at the Arnot Art Museum that Ken Maddox, Cropsey scholar, has recently identified as "Mountain Stream" through study of Cropsey's correspondence.
Provenance: 
The Robert L. Stuart Collection, New York City, purchased in 1862
Bibliography: 
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. 229.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1847
eMuseum Object ID: 
9021
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

The Harvest Moon

Collections: 
Classification: 
Date: 
1860
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 24 x 39 in. ( 61 x 99.1 cm ) Frame: 35 3/4 x 50 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. (90.8 x 128.3 x 9.5 cm)
Credit Line: 
The Robert L. Stuart Collection, the gift of his widow Mrs. Mary Stuart
Object Number: 
S-160
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1860
eMuseum Object ID: 
8428
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Landscape with Ruins

Collections: 
Classification: 
Date: 
1854
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 26 x 38 in. ( 66 x 96.5 cm ) Frame: 36 1/2 x 48 3/4 x 4 in. ( 92.7 x 123.8 x 10.2 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Louis A. Gillet
Object Number: 
1945.450
Bibliography: 
Talbott, William Silas. Jasper F. Cropsey 1823-1900, A dissertation in the Department of Fine Arts submitted to the faculty of the Graduate School of Arts and Science in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy of New York University, June 1972, pp. 55, 376 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. 233.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1854
eMuseum Object ID: 
8281
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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