Exhibitions/ Art Object

[Hudson River Seen from United State Military Academy at West Point, New York]

Artist:
George Kendall Warren (American, 1834–1884)
Date:
1867
Medium:
Albumen silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 6 1/4 × 9 1/8 in. (15.9 × 23.2 cm) Mount: 10 1/8 in. × 13 3/16 in. (25.7 × 33.5 cm)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.1139
Not on view
Warren, who lived from 1851 to 1870 in Lowell, Massachusetts, worked first as a daguerreotypist and later as a contract photographer for Northeastern colleges. He provided graduating students with class portraits and handsome views of their school environs for collegiate albums and dormitories. In this elegant study of the celebrated Hudson River topography and Catskill Mountain foothills, Warren placed his large view camera just above the artillery canons facing north from the grounds of the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Inscription: Inscribed in pencil on mount, verso BR: "GEORGE K. WARREN 1867"
[...]; [Rinhart Galleries, Inc., Colebrook, Connecticut, July 19, 1985]; Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Johnson Gallery, Selections from the Collection 63," November 19, 2013–March 2, 2014.

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