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Asher B. Durand

American Art

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
This quiet, enclosed landscape subject, very likely set in the Catskills or Adirondacks, represents the direction in which Asher B. Durand had moved American landscape art. After devoting his attention to expansive views that often included historical or moralizing narratives, by the 1850s he began to record in fine detail more intimate settings in which there was no palpable human presence. This very contained composition, although completed in the studio, is close in spirit to the highly detailed, “close-up” oil studies he completed outdoors.
MEDIUM Oil on canvas
DATES 1867
DIMENSIONS 15 1/16 × 24 1/16 in. (38.2 × 61.1 cm) frame: 27 5/8 × 36 3/4 × 4 1/2 in. (70.2 × 93.3 × 11.4 cm)
SIGNATURE Signed and dated lower right: "A B Durand / 1867"
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. William Woodward Phelps
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
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