Hudson River School, 19th Century
Unsigned, inscribed indistinctly "H.F. Osborn/2..." on the reverse.
Oil on board, 4 x 7 1/2 in. (10.1 x 18.8 cm), framed.
N.B. The inscription "H.F. Osborn" on the reverse may refer to Henry Fairfield Osborn, son of William Henry Osborn, who was Frederic Church's longtime patron and close friend. Church's friendship with the Osborns continued even after W.H. Osborn's death in 1894; both Church and his wife died at Osborn's Park Avenue residence in New York City in 1900 and 1899, respectively. Among Church's scenes of the Hudson River Valley are depictions of the view from W.H. Osborn's residence, Castle Rock, near Garrison, New York.
Drying cracks, no other condition issues to report.
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