• Creator
  • Jasper Francis Cropsey
  • Created Date
  • 1872
  • Publisher
  • Yale University Art Gallery
  • Description
  • A native New Yorker, Cropsey practiced as both a painter and an architect. He often traveled through the eastern regions of North America, and his paintings exhibit an interest in the effect of atmosphere, weather, and the changing seasons as well as the rugged and wild American landscape. The scale of this painting, like many works of the Hudson River School artists, conveys the vastness of the youthful country and its future potential. Crops... more
    A native New Yorker, Cropsey practiced as both a painter and an architect. He often traveled through the eastern regions of North America, and his paintings exhibit an interest in the effect of atmosphere, weather, and the changing seasons as well as the rugged and wild American landscape. The scale of this painting, like many works of the Hudson River School artists, conveys the vastness of the youthful country and its future potential. Cropsey returned to the subject of autumn throughout his career and experimented with the bright, autumnal colors seen in this painting. He painted Lake George several times in the 1860s and 1870s, while he lived with his family at Warwick, New York. Many other American landscape artists, such as Asher B. Durand and John F. Kensett, painted the lake, on the eastern edge of the Adirondack Mountains. It became an increasingly popular vacation spot during the 19th century. The painting was given to the Art Gallery by Cropsey's great granddaughter. less
  • Format
  • 59.7 x 95.9 cm (23 1/2 x 37 3/4 in.)
    Oil on canvas
    Paintings
  • Rights
  • The Yale University Art Gallery makes its photographic images of works believed to be in the public domain or with no known restrictions freely available. Please review the Gallery's image USE terms here, http://artgallery.yale.edu/