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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: Paper label pasted on stretcher: "LONDON. AUTUMN WOODS. HEAD OF SUSQUEHANNA RIVER, N.Y. STATE. A. BIERSTADT / 1271 BROADWAY, NEW YORK."

Gallery Label:

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

Provenance:

Mrs. Albert Bierstadt, direct from the artist.

Bibliography:

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

Exhibitions:

American Exhibition in London, May 9, 1887.

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

"The Hudson River to Niagara Falls: 19th-Century American Landscape Paintings from the New-York Historical Society," Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY, July 11–December 13, 2009.

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