Lake George and the Village of Caldwell

Object Number: 
1977.13
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Oil on canvas (relined)
Dimensions: 
Overall: 22 x 29 3/4 in. ( 55.9 x 75.6 cm ) frame: 26 1/2 x 34 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. (67.3 x 87.6 x 7 cm)
Description: 
Landscape with view of the Hudson River; city of Kingston in the background.
Gallery Label: 
Chambers’s boldly hued landscapes were often modeled freely after engravings of tourist attractions and he painted several versions of this sprightly view of Lake George and Caldwell, showing the dramatic setting of the village at the southern end of the lake. Lake George was one of the most popular resorts in the nineteenth century. This glacially formed body of water, some thirty-four miles long, is situated at the eastern edge of the Adirondack Mountains. Chambers’s view of Caldwell documents that popularity as well as the exhilarating combination of mountain and lake terrain that still draws visitors today.
Credit Line: 
Purchase, Thomas Jefferson Bryan Fund
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group