Title: 1940.299 Painting Western Painting
Department American, 19th-20th centuries Landscape (Lake
Tahoe), 1868 oil on canvas 13 x 16 in (actual), Framed 20 3/4 x
23 7/8 x 2 3/4 in Gift of Mr.|
Lake Tahoe has a rich history. When American explorers Kit Carson and Captain John Charles Fremont first saw Lake Tahoe in 1844, they named it Lake Bonplad after the French botanist and explorer, Aime' Jacques Alexander Bonpland. Later, the Washo Tribe named it Lake Tahoe, which means "Big Waters". The majestic, wild scenery in this part of America was a perfect subject for the new American Landscape Painters.Lake Tahoe today known as a popular vacation spot, rather than as a savage wilderness.
Creator: Doughty, Thomas|
Thomas Doughty was the first american to specialize in landscape painting. His works, like this one here, may have been influenced by his neighbors, Thomas Birch and Joshua Shaw, Anglo-American landscape painters. You can see his broad scope, and vast wild wilderness (Asleson and Moore, 1985). Doughty was was born in Philadephia 1793, and died NY City in 1856 (High Museum of Art, 1971).
Creator: Durand, Asher Brown
Title: Pastoral Landscape
Asher Durand was a member of the Hudson River School for 20 years. His colleagues included Thomas Cole and William Cullen Bryant. He had special talent for his study of trees, and they are often the focal point of his paintings Asleson and Moore (1985). Durand was born in Jefferson Village (now Maplewood, NJ) in 1796 and died in the same town in 1886. He was also the President of the National Academy of Design 1846-1861 and studied in Europe from 1840-1841 (High Museum of Art, 1971).
Title: 1955.108 Drawing Drawing Department American, 19th-20th
centuries Landscape, c.|
Some American Landscape painters travelled abroad and were influenced by artists such as Claude Lorrain, Poussin, and English Landscape painters. This soft pastel landscape has many stylistic qualities of Anglo-American and French landscapes. The fields of wild flowers and overgrown brush are, however, distinctly American.
Creator: American 19th Century|
Title: Stylized Landscape
During the 19th century, New York was the center of livlihood. Artists, musicians and writers met to collaborate on works at places like the Bread and Cheese Club (presided over by James Fenimore Cooper), The Sketch Club and the Century Club. It would not be unusual if the artist of this painting frequented one of these clubs and collaborated with a writer on a accompanying piece of literature.
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