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Hudson River School Stories

  • Paul G. Stein
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Behind-the-scenes vignettes of the Hudson River School, culled from the increasing abundance of online archival sources.

Blog entries from Hudson River School Stories

Sanford Robinson Gifford, "Whiteface Mountain from Lake Placid," 1866.  Oil on canvas, 11 5/8 x 19 5/8 in.

An August Invitation

  • August 24th, 2011 13:10

"My dear McEntee…" On August 28, 1863, Sanford Robinson Gifford wrote to Jervis McEntee from a book shop at Saratoga ...

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John Frederick Kensett, "Shrewsbury River, New Jersey," 1859

Kensett's Keepsakes

  • July 6th, 2011 14:55

In the 1850s through 1860, John Frederick Kensett painted a series of at least five landscapes of the "Shrewsbury ...

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John S.  Jameson, "River and Mountains," circa 1860

The Prodigy

  • May 30th, 2011 10:25

Sometimes a small painting can tell a big story.   Such is the case with a six-by-nine-inch landscape by John S. ...

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Asher Durand's "Progress (The Advance of Civilization)" seen here at the Booklyn Museum in 2007

Two American Treasures, Sold

  • April 22nd, 2011 10:09

Everyone knows that art world players throw big bucks at Picasso, Warhol, and Monet. Yet within the past couple of ...

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Thomas Cole (1801-1848) -- Desolation

Cole's Manifesto

  • March 21st, 2011 16:46

There is the moral of all human tales; 'Tis but the same rehearsal of the past. First Freedom and then Glory—when ...

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Sanford Robinson Gifford (1823-1880) - Mount Merino - 1861 - 11x22 inches

View from a Hill

  • February 9th, 2011 18:06

Reclining under a tree, on a hill overlooking his hometown along the Hudson River, Sanford Gifford made a decision ...

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