Landscape in sepia: Trees with Brook

Object Number: 
1930.12
Date: 
ca. 1854
Medium: 
Sepia oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 37 1/8 x 41 1/4 in. (94.3 x 104.8 cm) Frame: 37 3/4 x 46 3/4 x 4 in. (37 3/4 x 46 3/4 x 4 in.)
Gallery Label: 
This study is roughly blocked-in monochrome by the artist. No finished exhibition painting has come to light that relates to this sepia study which may depict a subject near Jackson Falls in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Durand's energized and calligraphic brushwork in this remarkable monochromatic landscape is a tour de force of both drawing and painting.
Bibliography: 
"Asher B. Durand and European Art," The Art Journal, Vol. XXI, Summer 1962, p. 254. Lawall, David B., Asher Brown Durand: His Art and Art Theory in Relation to his Times, Submitted to Princeton University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, March 1966, pp. 266, 368-70, 664. Lawall, David B., Asher B. Durand: A Documentary Catalogue of the Narrative and Landscape Paintings, New York & London, Garland Publishing, Inc., 1978, p. 101. Koke, Richard J., American Landscape and Genre Paintings in the New York Historical Society, Vol. I, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1982, pp. 336. Foshay, Ella M., and Novak, Barbara, Intimate Friends: Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, William Cullen Bryant, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 2000, p. 55.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Nora Durand Woodman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group