American, 1823 - 1900

View on the Hudson River

Date: 1890

In this image, a couple in a canoe floats down the river as afternoon light melts to pink and clouds begin to form. We can almost feel this scene. Such was the vision and skill of painter Jasper Cropsey. He saw beauty everywhere in America’s landscape, and he believed that this beauty was proof of a divine order. Cropsey was a member of the Hudson River School of American painters who were inspired by the work of artist Thomas Cole.

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Medium: Oil on canvas

Inscriptions: Signed and dated lower right: “J.F. Cropsey 1890”

Dimensions: H: 12 x W: 20 in.

Place: America

Accession: 0042.1

Collection: Julian Wood Glass Jr. Collection

Category: Paintings - Landscapes

Tags: American , Landscape , Hudson , River

Purchased November, 1974 from Newhouse Galleries. One of the pair exhibited at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts September 5, 1993 to October 31, 1993 in an exhibit entittled "Vistas of an Expanding Nation."