|Object ID Number||SAM 1956.86|
|Artist||Durand, Asher Brown|
|Credit line||Museum Acquisition Fund|
Asher B. Durand succeeded Thomas Cole as the leader of the group of landscape painters known as the Hudson River School. He found major early success as an engraver printing banknotes and portrait plates, as well as his reproduction of John Trumbull’s painting, "The Declaration of Independence."
Durand turned to painting at age forty, beginning in a naturalistic style but with the linear precision of an engraver’s hand. Over time, however, Durand loosened his brushstroke, becoming one of the first American painters to favor a more spontaneous and intimate view of nature.
In the mid 1840s, Durand began to create precise outdoor studies, focusing on particular details and natural textures. "Autumn Landscape," typical of Durand’s work of this period, centers on a few large trees which frame the interior of a forest. Lovely and idyllic, this intimate scene extols the beauty of nature and a nationalistic pride in the American land.
|Image size||H 15 1/2" x W 12 7/8"|
|Currently on view||Yes|
Durand, Asher Brown