Evening on the Hudson

Media - 1909.10.1 - SAAM-1909.10.1_1 - 136
Copied Leon Dabo, Evening on the Hudson, 1907-1908, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of William T. Evans, 1909.10.1

Artwork Details

Title
Evening on the Hudson
Artist
Date
1907-1908
Dimensions
27 1836 18 in. (68.991.7 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of William T. Evans
Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape — river — Hudson River
Object Number
1909.10.1

Artwork Description

In 1908, Leon Dabo's Evening on the Hudson won a prize from the National Arts Club. (Pancza, "Leon Scott Dabo," in Artists of Michigan from the Nineteenth Century, 1987). He used little detail, preferring instead to paint with subtle washes of color. In this piece the soft tones of green, purple, and gray evoke the fading light just after sunset, and lights across the water glimmer from a distant town.