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Trenton High Falls

Trenton High Falls
Trenton High Falls
ca. 1835
Oil on wood panel
Overall: 23 1/2 x 33 in. ( 59.7 x 83.8 cm ) frame: 29 1/2 x 39 1/4 x 2 in. (74.9 x 99.7 x 5.1 cm)
Waterfall cascading down the side of a cliff and rocks into a river with trees on either side; in the background, a couple walking down the side of the cliff; men (who appear to be fishing or standing in the river) are also located in the background; two men in the foreground, who appear to be looking at a rifle or a fishing rod, with a spaniel seated next to the them; tree trunk floating in the river; clouds in the sky.
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Lacking a signature or documentation, it cannot be stated categorically that the Society's Trenton Falls is by Bennett; since Bennett executed the original study, however, and since the neatness, clarity, and precision of detail in the Society's oil are characteristics one would expect from an engraver, it is probable that the work is a Bennett original rather than a copy by another hand; that the landscape was painted on a wood panel also gives credence to this conclusion, insofar as studies by
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group