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From the Shawangunk Mountains

1823-1880 Sanford Robinson Gifford Born: Greenfield, New York 1823 Died: New York, New York 1880 oil on canvas on panel 3 1/8 x 5 3/8 in. (7.9 x 13.7 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Charles H. Ettl 1987.61.2 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 13B


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This tiny image is an oil sketch for one of Sanford Robinson Gifford’s many paintings of the Shawangunk Mountains in New York. Gifford was one of the first artists to recognize the artistic potential of the Shawangunks, which were filled with steep, craggy slopes and sweeping valleys (Avery and Kelly, eds., Hudson River School Visions: The Landscapes of Sanford R. Gifford, 2003). He used quick, expressive brushstrokes to capture the rocks, trees, and sky in the glowing colors of a summer sunset.

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Landscape - mountain - Shawangunk Mountains

Landscape - New York

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

About Sanford Robinson Gifford

Born: Greenfield, New York 1823 Died: New York, New York 1880

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