Hudson River Landscape  1858

by James McDougal Hart

The detailed rendering of this tranquil summer scene is characteristic of Hart's early work, when he was most deeply influenced by the Hudson River school of landscape painting. It was commissioned by the Lord family of Baltimore in the late 1850s, at around the time that William T. Walters was also patronizing the artist. As child Hart emigrated from Scotland to Albany, t...
H: 16 5/16 x W: 24 1/8 in. (41.4 x 61.3 cm)
oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Walters Art Museum