The Hudson River to Niagara Falls
Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Paintings from the New-York Historical Society
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A stunning selection of paintings by Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, John W. Casilear, George Inness, and others, depicting landscapes, historic sites, natural wonders, and waterways of New York State.
This catalog features forty-five paintings from the permanent collection of the New-York Historical Society, newly restored and available here together for the first time. From the mouth of the Hudson River, north to the Adirondacks, and west to Niagara Falls, these paintings by Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, John W. Casilear, Jasper Cropsey, Albert Bierstadt, and George Inness, and others depict the landscapes, historic sites, natural wonders, and waterways of New York State. The catalog also includes important essays by guest curator Dr. Linda S. Ferber, the Museum Director of the New-York Historical Society and one of the country's preeminent scholars and authorities on the art of this period, and art and architectural historian Dr. Kerry Carso, Associate Professor of Art History at SUNY New Paltz.
This catalog is the third in a triology of publications and exhibitions produced at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art celebrating the Hudson River School of painting. The exhibition and catalog are part of Art and The River, a series of exhibitions, publications and events that celebrate the Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial, which commemorates the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's voyage of discovery of the Hudson River.