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Afternoon Hastings Landing. Palisades Rocks in Shadow, New York

Object Number: 
1952.410
Date: 
1836-37
Medium: 
Watercolor, gouache, graphite, scratching out, and touches of black ink and glazing on paper laid on brown card
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 3/8 x 13 3/4 in. (21.3 x 34.9 cm)
Marks: 
Signed at lower right in brown watercolor: "G. HARVEY"; card inscribed above in brown watercolor: "AFTER-NOON"; below: "HASTINGS-LANDING, PALISADE ROCKS in SHADOW."
Inscriptions: 
Signed at lower right in brown watercolor: "G. HARVEY"; card inscribed above in brown watercolor: "AFTER-NOON"; below: "HASTINGS-LANDING. PALISADE ROCKS in SHADOW."
Description: 
Genre
Gallery Label: 
This watercolor is one of Harvey's different epochs of the day, ca. 1830s-40s. This scene probably represents one or two docks located on the Hudson River on the artist's property at Hastings-on-Hudson in Westchester County, New York. A clue to the drawings original date may be found in a study by Harvey of somewhat similar subjects with the distant Palisades of the Hudson as a motif (oil on panel, 12 x 19 inches) in the Karolik Collection, Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
Bibliography: 
Olson, Roberta J. M. "George Harvey's Anglo-American atmospheric landscapes." The Magazine Antiques 174 (2008): 112-121.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Screven Lorillard
Provenance: 
John Elliot Howard, England
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group