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Beacon Hills on the Hudson River, Opposite Newburgh—Painted on the Spot

Object Name: Landscape
Date: ca. 1852
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Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Overall (canvas): 32 x 46 in. (81.3 x 116.8 cm) Framed: 43 1/2 × 57 1/2 × 4 1/2 in. (110.5 × 146.1 × 11.4 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Lucy Maria Durand Woodman
Object Number: 1907.11
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This painting is closely related in subject, composition, and style to Durand's Fishkill Mountains, New York, signed and dated 1856, owned by the Peabody Institute of the City of Baltimore. The Society's study probably dates to the same year.


Catalogue of the Gallery of Art of The New York Historical Society, New York: Printed for the Society, 1915, p. 42.

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. 168, 218, 411-2, 425-6, 676.

Lawall, David B., Asher B. Durand: A Documentary Catalogue of the Narrative and Landscape Paintings, New York & London, Garland Publishing, Inc., 1978, pp. 116-7.

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. 343.

Bland, Bartholomew F. and Vookles, Laura L. The Panoramic River: The Hudson and the Thames. Yonkers: Hudson River Museum, 2013.


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

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

"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.

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