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The Hudson at Piermont

Jasper Francis Cropsey, American, 1823–1900
Oil on canvas
Made in
New York, New York, United States, North and Central America
Piermont, New York, United States, North and Central America
Current Location
On View, Gallery 336
60 x 48 1/2 in. (152.4 x 123.2 cm)
framed: 70 3/4 x 59 in. (179.7 x 149.9 cm)
Credit Line
Funds given by John Allan Love in memory of his wife, Mary Potter Love
Public Domain
Object Number
Two tall trees with early autumn foliage dominate The Hudson at Piermont, lending dramatic scale to the landscape. The painting features a pastoral scene with a couple on the bank of the Hudson River and cows resting nearby in the shade. A boat packed with a picnic basket, blanket, and bottle of wine is at the right. In the distance, the steam of a riverboat and an active waterfront contrast with the rustic peace that reigns in the foreground.
1852 -
Mr. Hunt, purchased at Williams, Stevens & Williams auction, "Great Annual Sale of about 350 of the Most Valuable Oil Paintings in this Country,” Academy of Design, New York, NY, October 28-30, 1852, lot. no. 300 [1]

Private collector, New Jersey

- 1968
Hirschl & Adler, New York, acquired from private collector [2]

1968 –
Saint Louis Art Museum, purchased from Hirschl and Adler [3]

[1] Early provenance information found in catalogue raisonné [Anthony M. Speiser, ed. Jasper Francis Cropsey Catalogue Raisonné, Vol. 1, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY: Newington-Cropsey Foundation, 2013, p. 140-141].

[2] Hirshl & Adler acquired the painting from a New Jersey private collector, who purchased it “a number of years ago” from a local antiques dealer [letter from Hirschl & Adler to SLAM, December 10, 1968, SLAM document files].

[3] Minutes of the Administrative Board of Control and Associate Members of the Board of Control of the City Art Museum, November 19, 1968
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