The Hudson River to Niagara Falls: Nineteenth-century American Landscape Paintings from the New-York Historical Society
|The Phillips Museum of Art (Lancaster, PA)||September 13, 2013 – December 15, 2013|
A richly illustrated survey of the New-York Historical Society's landscape collection,&
One of the jewels in the Museum’s crown is its drawing collection, numbering over 8,000 sheets. Collected since 1816, this distinctive trove is the country’s earliest public drawing collection. It is also one of the finest, whose strength resides in its unparalleled late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century material to furnish a comprehensive survey of American art from its inception, dominated by European artists, up through the 1860s, by which time native-born artists had asserted an American identity.