Village Scene near Albany, New York

  • James M. Hart, Village Scene near Albany, New York, 1850, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1982.41.2

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This image shows a small town to the west of James M. Hart’s home in Albany, New York. He preferred to paint intimate views of country life, rather than dramatic vistas of the wilderness, to show that man and nature could coexist in peace. In Village Scene, the comforting view of farm life, with its children, grazing cows, and picturesque buildings, is further emphasized by the soft shifts of dappled light across the landscape.

Title
Village Scene near Albany, New York
Artists
Date
1850
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
30 1/8 x 42 1/8 in. (76.5 x 107.0 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group
  • Animal – cattle
  • Cityscape – town
  • Architecture – religious – church
  • Landscape – New York – Albany
Object Number
1982.41.2
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