View on the Hudson Near Sing Sing, N.Y.

Object Number: 
1978.57
Date: 
1845-1850
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall (unframed): 21 1/2 x 28 in. (54.6 x 71.1 cm) Overall (framed): 27 1/4 x 34 x 2 in. (69.2 x 86.4 x 5.1 cm)
Gallery Label: 
Vollmering's image of Sing Sing with its low horizon and overcast sky includes the industrial waterfront. The German-born artist, trained in Amsterdam, arrived in New York in 1847 to begin a landscape career in the United States. The view looks north from the hillside above Sing Sing Prison, the cluster of buildings at the river's edge; Croton Point and the Hudson Highlands are visible in the distance. The prison, long a stop on the Hudson's picturesque touring itinerary, had been established in 1824 to provide the nearby marble quarries with convict labor. Residents renamed their community Ossining in 1901.
Credit Line: 
Purchase, The Watson Fund
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group