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River Scene

Artist:
Asher Brown Durand (American, Jefferson, New Jersey 1796–1886 Maplewood, New Jersey)
Date:
1854
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
24 x 34 1/8 in. (61 x 86.7 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Starr Van Winkle, 1970
Accession Number:
1970.58
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
The mellow sunshine of a late summer afternoon gilds this scene. The cattle amble toward their unseen barn, casting long shadows across the rutted road. The hills on the far side of the water are low and gently sloped, hazy in the blue distance. This is not the typical Hudson River School landscape, which usually includes some dramatic element. The mood, the tempo, and, especially, the composition, which stresses two splendid trees in its diagonal division of space, relate Durand’s work to English landscape paintings.
Signature: [at lower left]: A. B. Durand 1854
Edgar Beach Van Winkle, New York, died 1920; his daughter, Mary Starr Van Winkle, New York, until 1969
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