A Sketch of Castle Garden, New York

A Sketch of Castle Garden, New York
A Sketch of Castle Garden, New York
Title
A Sketch of Castle Garden, New York
Date 
1851
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 10 1/2 x 16 3/8 in. ( 26.7 x 41.6 cm ) Framed: 16 1/4 × 22 1/4 × 4 in. (41.3 × 56.5 × 10.2 cm)
Credit Line 
Purchase, Thomas Jefferson Bryan Fund
Object Number 
1977.76
Marks 
Signed lower right: J F Cropsey. Inscribed in ink on reverse in artist’s hand: A sketch of Castle Garden / for M[lle]? [illegible] / Jenny Lind / with the best wishes of the Artist / J. F. C.
Gallery Label 
Abraham Cozzens of the American-Art Union commissioned a copy in 1850, and this version was sold along wit the rest of his collection at the Clinton Hall, Art Galleries. The Society's version which is inscribed as a presentation study for Miss Lind, would suggest that it is the original version. The Society also has a moonlight study of Castle Garden by Cropsey, dated 1859, based on the same composition.
Bibliography 
Talbot, William Silas. Jasper F. Cropsey 1823-1900, A dissertation in the Department of Fine Arts submitted to the faculty of the Graduate School of Arts and Science in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy of New York University, June 1972, pp. 98-99, 312, 362-4. Antiques, 111, Apr-June, 1977, p. 997. Advertisement, Antiques, 112, Oct-Dec, 1977, p. 641. Koke, Richard J., American Landscape and Genre Paintings in the New York Historical Society, Vol. I, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1982, pp. 229, 232-3. Hall-Duncan, A Man for All Seasons Jasper Francis Cropsey, Greenwich, CT: The Bruce Museum, 1988, n.p. Bland, Bartholomew F. and Vookles, Laura L. The Panoramic River: The Hudson and the Thames. Yonkers: Hudson River Museum, 2013.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group