Antique c19th Century Hudson River School Original Oil On Panel Landscape Painting. The painting is done on Academy Board from F.W.Devoe & Co., New York. The backing is a Cedar backing. Gold Gilded Carved Wood Frame. The painting has some crackling and very minor flaking on bottom right corner. The pictures will give a good description on condition. This piece is signed and dated on the bottom left corner(Pic.#8). Sold As Is! Please Look At Pictures! EXCELLENT PAINTING! GOOD CONDITION! MEASURES: Framed- 23" x 16 1/2" - Unframed- 18 1/2" x 12". PLEASE WAIT FOR INVOICE!---The Hudson River School was a mid-19th century American art movement embodied by a group of landscape painters whose aesthetic vision was influenced by romanticism. The paintings for which the movement is named depict the Hudson River Valley and the surrounding area, including the Catskill, Adirondack, and the White Mountains; eventually works by the second generation of artists associated with the school expanded to include other locales in New England, the Maritimes, the American West, and South America.Neither the originator of the term Hudson River School nor its first published use has been fixed with certainty. The term is thought to have originated with the New York Tribune art critic Clarence Cook or the landscape painter Homer D. Martin. As originally used, the term was meant disparagingly, as the work so labeled had gone out of favor after the plein-air Barbizon School had come into vogue among American patrons and collectors.
Hudson River School paintings reflect three themes of America in the 19th century: discovery, exploration, and settlement. The paintings also depict the American landscape as a pastoral setting, where human beings and nature coexist peacefully. Hudson River School landscapes are characterized by their realistic, detailed, and sometimes idealized portrayal of nature, often juxtaposing peaceful agriculture and the remaining wilderness, which was fast disappearing from the Hudson Valley just as it was coming to be appreciated for its qualities of ruggedness and sublimity. In general, Hudson River School artists believed that nature in the form of the American landscape was an ineffable manifestation of God, though the artists varied in the depth of their religious conviction. They took as their inspiration such European masters as Claude Lorrain, John Constable and J. M. W. Turner. Their reverence for America's natural beauty was shared with contemporary American writers such as Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Several painters, such as Albert Bierstadt, were members of the Düsseldorf school of painting.
While the elements of the paintings were rendered realistically, many of the scenes were composed as a synthesis of multiple scenes or natural images observed by the artists. In gathering the visual data for their paintings, the artists would travel to extraordinary and extreme environments, which generally had conditions that would not permit extended painting at the site. During these expeditions, the artists recorded sketches and memories, returning to their studios to paint the finished works later.------RETURN POLICY DETAILS: PLEASE READ! Please pay for items within 48 hours! We sell fine art and antiques and collectibles and are described in the listing and pictures are included which are part of the description. We are not a retail store and do not accept frequent returns or returns if a customer has buyers remorse or simply changes mind. We accept returns on items if different from the description or broken or damaged in shipping. If returned there is a small restocking fee of 30% to cover handling costs for restocking and reselling and warehousing.Items bought or won in auction are wrapped and packed and shipped out via Fedex or UPS or USPS after payment within 24 hours. Please ask any questions before bidding or making a offer. Almost all reasonable offers are considered so please make offers where stipulated.There are NO EXCEPTIONS! We can and do have payment plans on high end items!Thank you and have fun on your purchase or bidding!