On the Hudson

Thomas Doughty American

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This view is thought to represent a stretch of the Hudson River in the vicinity of the Catskill Mountains north of Newburgh, New York. Doughty’s subdued manner and the scene’s lack of sublimity reinforce the essentially eighteenth-century English character of his landscapes. The subdued palette, contemplative atmosphere, and undifferentiated masses of foliage create a pleasant, if conservative, mood—one that would be displaced by the emerging Romantic sensibilities of younger American artists.

On the Hudson, Thomas Doughty (American, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1793–1856 New York), Oil on canvas, American

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