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Landscape—Scene from "Thanatopsis"  1850

by Asher Brown Durand

Inspired by William Cullen Bryant's poem "Thanatopsis," this landscape was first exhibited at the National Academy of Design in 1850. The catalogue noted lines from Bryant's poem. After the exhibition, the picture was acquired by the American Art-Union and distributed in the same year to one of its subscribers. Durand's son noted that after this his father got the picture ...
39 1/2 x 61 in. (100.3 x 154.9 cm)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art