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Black Mountain from the Harbor Islands, Lake George, New York
Date: 1875
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Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 32 1/2 × 60 in. (82.6 × 152.4 cm) Framed: 48 3/4 x 76 3/4 x 6 3/4 in. ( 123.8 x 194.9 x 17.1 cm )
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Lucy Maria Durand Woodman
Object Number: 1907.17
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The New-York Historical Society owns a number of preliminary studies for this, Durand's last major painting.


Executor's Sale, Studies in Oil by Asher B. Durand, N.A., Deceased, Ortgies' Art Gallery, New York, April 13 and 14, 1887, p. 19, no. 295.

Catalogue of the Gallery of Art of The New York Historical Society, New York: Printed for the Society, 1915, p. 41.

Mather, Frank Jewett, Morey, Charles Rufus, and Henderson, William James, The Pageant of America: The American Spirit in Art, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1927, p. 44.

Lawall, David B., Asher Brown Durand: His Art and Art Theory in Relation to his Times, Submitted to Princeton University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, March 1966, pp.193, 266-7, 412, 414, 469.

Lawall, David B., Asher B. Durand: A Documentary Catalogue of the Narrative and Landscape Paintings, New York & London, Garland Publishing, Inc., 1978, p. 163.

Koke, Richard J., American Landscape and Genre Paintings in the New York Historical Society, Vol. I, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1982, pp. 362.

Vedder, Lee A., "Heeding the Call of Nature: Asher Brown Durand's Communion with the American Landscape," The New-York Journal of American History, New York: New-York Historical Society, Vol. LXV, No. 4, Fall 2004, pp. 40-1.

Ferber, Linda S., ed., Kindred Spirits Asher B. Durand and the American Landscape, Brooklyn Museum, 2007, pp. 199-200, 203.

Vedder, Lee A. "Nineteenth-century American paintings." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 146-155.


"Executor's Sale, Studies in Oil by Asher B. Durand, N. A., Deceased," Ortgies' Art Gallery, New York, April 13 and 14, 1887, no. 295.

"Forever Wild: The Adirondack Experience: In Celebration of the Centennial of the Adirondack Park," Katonah Museum of Art, November 17, 1991-January 26, 1992, The Hyde Collection, February 9-April 5, 1992, The New York Historical Society, April 28-July 15, 1992.

"Restored Visions: Recently Conserved Paintings from the Collection," November 5, 1992-January 3, 1993.

"The Course of Empire: Thomas Cole and the Hudson River School Landscape Tradition," New York State Museum, Albany, NY, August 23-November 30, 2003.

"Nature and the American Vision 2005-2008," New-York Historical Society, March 13, 2005-January 25, 2008.

"Nature and the American Vision 2008-2009," New-York Historical Society, April 4, 2008-January 25, 2009.

"Nature and the American Vision 2009," New-York Historical Society, April 17, 2008-July 12, 2009.

"The American Landscapes of Asher B. Durand (1796-1887)," Fundación Juan March, October 1, 2010-January 9, 2011.