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Group of Trees
Date: 1855-1857
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Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 24 × 18 in. (61 × 45.7 cm) Framed: 31 1/4 × 25 3/8 × 2 3/4 in. (79.4 × 64.5 × 7 cm)
Credit Line: Purchase, The Louis Durr Fund
Object Number: 1887.8
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Bibliography:

Executor's Sale, Studies in Oil by Asher B. Durand, N.A., Deceased, Ortgies' Art Gallery, New York, April 13 and 14, 1887, p. 28, no. 360.

Vail, R. W., Knickerbocker Birthday: A Sesqui Centennial History of The New-York Historical Society 1804-1954, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1954, p. 170.

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, p. 252.

Koke, Richard J., American Landscape and Genre Paintings in the New York Historical Society, Vol. I, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1982, p. 341.

Foshay, Ella M., and Novak, Barbara, Intimate Friends: Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, William Cullen Bryant, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 2000, p. 55.

Rosand, David, The Invention of Painting in America, New York: Columbia University Press, 2004, pp. 57-63, 93, 193-4.

Carbone, Teresa A., American Paintings in the Brooklyn Museum: Artists Born by 1876, Brooklyn Museum, 2006, Vol. I, p. 479.

Exhibitions:

"Executor's Sale, Studies in Oil by Asher B. Durand, N. A., Deceased," Ortgies' Art Gallery, New York, NY, April 13–14, 1887.

New York State Museum, Albany, NY, October 8–November 27, 1977.

"Intimate Friends: Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand and William Cullen Bryant," New-York Historical Society, October 24, 2000–February 4, 2001.

"The Graphic Works of Asher B. Durand," Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY, January 23–March 6, 1983.

"The World of Asher B. Durand: The Artist in Antebellum New York," New-York Historical Society, April 13, 2007–September 30, 2007.

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

"The Poetry of Nature: A Golden Age of American Landscape Painting," Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, PA, March 19–June 12, 2016.

"The Golden Age of American Landscape Painting: Highlights from the New-York Historical Society Collection," Wichita Art Museum, KS, February 4–April 30, 2017.

"The Poetry of Nature: Hudson River School Landscapes from the New-York Historical Society," Allentown Art Museum, PA, September 29–December 31, 2017; Worcester Art Museum, MA, September 8–November 25, 2018.