Landscape

  • Thomas Chambers, Landscape, mid 19th century, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson, 1986.65.106

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This landscape by Thomas Chambers probably shows a view along the Hudson River in New York, where Chambers lived and worked in the 1830s and again in the 1860s. He combined actual features of the landscape with elements from his imagination, heightening the colors and emphasizing the linear edges of natural forms. In this image the dark silhouette of the stone arch stands out, emphasized by the vivid tones of orange and red in the sky. The light appears inconsistent throughout the painting, as if Chambers combined observations from different times of day into one image.

Title
Landscape
Artist
Date
mid 19th century
On View
Dimensions
14 x 18 in. (35.5 x 45.7 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Recreation – sport and play – fishing
  • Landscape – building
  • Waterscape – boat
  • Figure group
Object Number
1986.65.106
Palette
Linked Open Data
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