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Autumn Woods, Oneida County, State of New York
Date: 1886
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Medium: Oil on linen
Dimensions: Overall (linen): 54 x 84 in. (137.2 x 213.4 cm) Framed: 64 3/4 in. × 7 ft. 10 3/4 in. × 3 1/4 in. (164.5 × 240.7 × 8.3 cm)
Description: Landscape which depicts two rivers, the Chenango and the Unadilla, and a wooded area.
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Albert Bierstadt
Object Number: 1910.11
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Marks: Signed, lower right: 'A. BIERSTADT' On paper label pasted on stretcher: 'LONDON. AUTUMN WOODS. HEAD OF SUSQUEHANNA RIVER, N.Y. STATE. A. BIERSTADT / 1271 BROADWAY, NEW YORK.'

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The two rivers shown in this painting were near the home of Albert Bierstadt's wife (the donor) in Waterville, NY.


Mrs. Albert Bierstadt, direct from the artist.


Catalogue of the Gallery of Art of the New York Historical Society, New York: Printed for the Society, 1915, p. 49.

Hendricks, Gordon, Albert Bierstadt: painter of the American West, New York: H.N. Abrams, 1974, n.p.

Baigell, Matthew, Albert Bierstadt, New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1981, pp. 62-3.

Koke, Richard J., American Landscape and Genre Paintings in the New York Historical Society, Vol. II, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1982, pp. 43-5.

Hudson River Museum, ed., Paintbox Leaves: Autumnal Inspiration from Cole to Wyeth, (Yonkers: Hudson River Museum, 2010), 28-9


London 1887, American Exhibition in London, May 9.

Ohio Centennial Exposition, Columbus, OH, opened September 4, 1888.

"Views & Visions: The Hudson River to Niagara Falls," Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, New York, July 11-December 13, 2009.

Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY, September 25, 2010-January 11, 2011.

"Poetry of Nature: Hudson River School Landscapes from the New-York Historical Society," Brandywine River Museum, March 19, 2016-June 12, 2016.

"Poetry of Nature: Hudson River School Landscapes from the New-York Historical Society," Wichita Art Museum, February 4, 2017-April 30, 2017.