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America, 19th century
Trees on a Rocky Hillside
Work Type
c. 1849
oil on canvas
Framed: 64.8 x 83.2 x 7.9 cm (25 1/2 x 32 3/4 x 3 1/8 in.); Unframed: 42.5 x 61.3 cm (16 3/4 x 24 1/8 in.); Former: 53.5 x 72 x 6.5 cm (21 1/16 x 28 3/8 x 2 9/16 in.)
Durand was one of the first American artists to paint outdoors, rather than in the confines of a studio, which was the longstanding tradition. This outdoor oil sketch of a seemingly random corner of the woods offers an intimate view of a granite outcropping amid lush vegetation. Its small-scale, unusually cropped composition contrasts with the sweeping vistas in many other landscapes of the era.
Signed lower left: "ABD"
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: American - Painting
Department: American Painting and Sculpture
Gallery: 206 American Landscape
Provenance: The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
(Kennedy Galleries, New York, NY, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art)
Private collection, Philadelphia, probably consigned to Kennedy Galleries
(Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, NY, Nov. 17, 1966, no. 48, unsold)
Private collection
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund
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