Hudson River Valley from Fort Putnam, West Point

Hudson River Valley from Fort Putnam, West Point
Hudson River Valley from Fort Putnam, West Point
Title
Hudson River Valley from Fort Putnam, West Point
Date 
1855
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 46 7/16 x 58 5/16 x 1 in. ( 118 x 148.1 x 2.5 cm )
Description 
Landscape with nine figures and an animal in foreground; city in background.
Credit Line 
Gift of John V. Irwin and William F. Irwin
Object Number 
1927.1
Marks 
signed and dated: lower right: "G. H. B./1855"
Gallery Label 
As a very young artist, Boughton chose a classic view of the Hudson Highlands near West Point for this large and ambitious canvas; one that also portrays the overgrown structure of Fort Putnam in the foreground. The picturesque and patriotic significance of the site, a famous ruin of the Revolutionary period, is reinforced by the visitors who gather to enjoy the vista and listen as an elderly guide, gesturing toward the ruins, recounts the military history of the spot.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group