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The Catskills  1859

by Asher Brown Durand

This painting was commissioned by William T. Walters in 1858, when the 62-year-old Durand was at the height of his fame and technical skill. The vertical format of the composition was a trademark of the artist, allowing him to exploit the grandeur of the sycamore trees as a means of framing the expansive landscape beyond. Durand's approach to the "sublime landscape" was mo...
H: 62 1/2 x W: 50 1/2 in. (158.8 x 128.3 cm)
oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Walters Art Museum