Study from Nature: Rocks and Trees in the Catskills, N.Y.

Object Number: 
1907.20
Date: 
1856
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 21 1/2 x 17 in. ( 54.6 x 43.2 cm ) Frame: 30 3/4 x 26 x 2 7/8 in. (78.1 x 66 x 7.3 cm)
Bibliography: 
Catalogue of the Gallery of Art of The New York Historical Society, New York: Printed for the Society, 1915, p. 43. "Asher B. Durand and European Art," The Art Journal, Vol. XXI, Summer 1962, pp. 250, 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. 254, 304-6, 363-4, 645. The American Landscape, Exhibition Catalogue, The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, 1973, Lawall, David B., Asher B. Durand: A Documentary Catalogue of the Narrative and Landscape Paintings, New York & London, Garland Publishing, Inc., 1978, p. 177. Novak, Barbara, Nature and Culture: American Landscape and Painting 1825-1875, New York: Oxford University Press, 1980, pp. 238-42, 296-7. Czestochowski, Joseph S., American Landscape Tradition: A Study and Gallery of Paintings, New York: E. P. Dutton, Inc., 1982, p. 76, fig. 65. Koke, Richard J., American Landscape and Genre Paintings in the New York Historical Society, Vol. I, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1982, p. 342. Stillman, William J., Poetic Localities: Photographs of Adirondacks, Cambridge, Crete, Italy, Athens, New York: An Aperture Book in Association with the International Center of Photography, 1988, pp. 92-3, 101-2. Wagner, Virginia L., "John Ruskin and Artistical Geology in America," Winterthur Portfolio Vol. 23, No. 2/3, Summer-Autumn 1988, pp. 151-167. Foshay, Ella M., and Novak, Barbara, Intimate Friends: Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, William Cullen Bryant, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 2000, pp. 29, 34, 37-43, 56. Bedell, Rebecca, The Anatomy of Nature: Geology & American Landscape Painting, 1835-1875, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001, pp. 58-9, 159, 161. Vedder, Lee A., "Heeding the Call of Nature: Asher Brown Durand's Communion with the American Landscape," The New-York Journal of American History, New York: New-York Historical Society, Vol. LXV, No. 4, Fall 2004, pp. 34-5, 45. Leggio, Gail, "Nature's Presence: Asher B. Durand and American Landscape," American Arts Quarterly, Spring 2007, pp. 10-3, 18. Peck, H. Daniel, "Unlikely Kindred Spirits: A New Vision of Landscape in the Works of Henry David Thoreau and Asher B. Durand," American Literary History, Oxford University Press, Vol. 17, No. 4, November 30, 2005, pp. 699-700. Novak, Barbara, Nature and Culture: American Landscape and Painting 1825-1875, Third Edition, New York: Oxford University Press, 2007, pp. 87-8, 298. Ferber, Linda S., ed., Kindred Spirits Asher B. Durand and the American Landscape, Brooklyn Museum, 2007, pp. 16-7, 21, 24.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Lucy Maria Durand Woodman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group