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Hogback steamer at Hudson River landing Dock

Hogback steamer at Hudson River landing Dock

Jasper Cropsey

American  1823-1900
watercolor  6.5" x 9.5"
   Known for his autumn landscapes, Cropsey began his career as an architect, earning his diploma in 1836 from the Mechanics Institute, before joining the firm of Joseph Trench, while at the same time studying with Edward Maury. By 1842 he was painting full time, making trips to Europe in 1847-49 and 1857-63, at which time he developed friendships with John Ruskin and Sir Charles Eastlake. In the 1850's, inspired by Hudson River School artist, Thomas Cole, he began to do serial works that expressed an overall theme.
   He exhibited at the NAD, PAFA, Boston Athenaeum, The Royal Acacemy in London, CGA, NGA, Boston AC, and the Centennial Exhibition held in Philadelphia in 1876. Other than his fall landscapes, he also completed works that depicted the Hudson river valley, the White Mountains, the Catskills, and landscapes of Northern New Jersey.
   This watercolor shows the quintessential rurual American landscape so admired bt the Hudson River School and its followers. This unsigned watercolor was a gift to Cropsey's friend the New York photographer Heinrich (?) Boll known for his photographs architectural interiors of the rich and famous. The Boll family had several oils by Cropsey which were sold in the 1980s at Sotheby's. We guarentee the authenticity of this painting, offered at a most reasonable price.

   The frame by Ken Anderson, of Atwood Restorations, is antique pine with all natural patina.


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