05-16-2008 05-16-2008
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2409 Boston
May 16, 2008 04:00 PMCalender
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Jasper Francis Cropsey (American, 1823-1900) Autumn on the Hudson

$369,000$320,000
Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2409 Location: Boston Date / Time: May 16, 2008 4:00PM

Description:

Jasper Francis Cropsey (American, 1823-1900)

Autumn on the Hudson
Initialed and dated "J.F.C. 1858" l.l., identified in an inscription on the
reverse.
Oil on board, 5 x 10 in. (12.6 x 25.4 cm), framed.
Condition: Surface grime, craquelure.

Provenance: Private collection, New York state.
N.B. One of the leading artists of the Hudson River School, Jasper Francis Cropsey first started to paint in and around the Hudson River Valley in the 1850s. Cropsey was greatly influenced by the work of Thomas Cole and developed a palette and romantic sensibility akin to the older artist's style. He is best known for his autumnal views, sunlit scenes filled with the vibrant colors that are ubiquitous in fall throughout New England and New York. The composition presented here is related to Cropsey's 1860 work "Autumn - On the Hudson River" in the collection of the National Gallery of Art, depicting the River and Storm King Mountain.
Estimate $15,000-25,000

The painting would benefit from a cleaning. The craquelure is visible but stable. There are no other condition issues to report.

Keywords

Francis Cropsey, Hudson River School, Hudson River Valley, Thomas Cole, New England, Storm King Mountain, National Gallery of Art, Hudson River