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Hudson River at Cold Spring by Johann Hermann Carmiencke / American Art
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Hudson River at Cold Spring

1861 Johann Hermann Carmiencke Born: Hamburg, Germany 1810 Died: Brooklyn, New York 1867 oil on canvas 12 1/8 x 18 5/8 in. (30.7 x 47.2 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase 1976.62 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 13A



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Hudson River at Cold Spring



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Johann Hermann Carmiencke followed in the footsteps of painters such as Thomas Cole and Jasper Francis Cropsey, who were inspired by the wilderness landscape along the Hudson River in New York. He spent many summers sketching and painting along the river and in the Catskills and Adirondacks, then created finished paintings in his studio. This painting shows the Hudson Valley near the small village of Cold Spring, just across the river from West Point. The subdued light and hazy purple hills evoke an early summer morning, before the sun has had a chance to warm the earth.

Keywords

Animal - cattle

Figure(s) in exterior - rural

Landscape - mountain - Catskill Mountains

Landscape - New York - Cold Spring

Landscape - river - Hudson River

Landscape - season - summer

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

About Johann Hermann Carmiencke

Born: Hamburg, Germany 1810 Died: Brooklyn, New York 1867

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