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Beacon Hills on the Hudson River, opposite Newburg-painted on the spot

Beacon Hills on the Hudson River, opposite Newburg-painted on the spot
Beacon Hills on the Hudson River, opposite Newburg-painted on the spot
Title
Beacon Hills on the Hudson River, opposite Newburg-painted on the spot
Date 
ca. 1852
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall (canvas): 32 x 46 in. (81.3 x 116.8 cm) Frame: 43 1/2 x 57 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (110.5 x 146.1 x 11.4 cm)
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Lucy Maria Durand Woodman
Object Number 
1907.11
Gallery Label 
This painting is closely related in subject, composition, and style to Durand's Fishkill Mountains, New York, signed and dated 1856, owned by the Peabody Institute of the City of Baltimore. The Society's study probably dates to the same year.
Bibliography 
Catalogue of the Gallery of Art of The New York Historical Society, New York: Printed for the Society, 1915, p. 42. 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. 168, 218, 411-2, 425-6, 676. Lawall, David B., Asher B. Durand: A Documentary Catalogue of the Narrative and Landscape Paintings, New York & London, Garland Publishing, Inc., 1978, pp. 116-7. 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. 343. Bland, Bartholomew F. and Vookles, Laura L. The Panoramic River: The Hudson and the Thames. Yonkers: Hudson River Museum, 2013.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group