American, 1793 - 1856

View of Delaware Water Gap

Date: 1827

This marvelously atmospheric pair of paintings showcases the decorative landscapes of Thomas Doughty, a Philadelphia-born artist who helped create a taste for American scenery in the first part of the 1800s. Doughty took familiar places along the Eastern seaboard and then dressed them up artistically to emphasize the grandeur of nature. These works feature two striking natural areas. View of Delaware Water Gap depicts the border area between New Jersey and Pennsylvania where the Delaware River cuts across the Blue Mountains and Kittatinny Ridge.

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Medium: Oil on canvas

Inscriptions: Signed and dated lower right: "Doughty 1827"

Dimensions: H: 16 1/2 x W: 23 1/2 in.

Accession: 0056.1

Collection: Julian Wood Glass Jr. Collection

Category: Paintings - Landscapes

Tags: Delaware , Water Gap

Purchased December 10, 1977 from Newhouse Galleries. From the collections of Vose Galleries, Boston, Massachusetts; and a private California collector.