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Black Birches, Catskill Mountains
Date: 1860
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Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Overall (canvas): 23 3/4 x 16 3/4 in. (60.3 x 42.5 cm) Framed: 33 1/2 in. × 26 1/4 in. × 4 in. (85.1 × 66.7 × 10.2 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Nora Durand Woodman
Object Number: 1932.30
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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. 361.

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. 257.

Lawall, David B., Asher B. Durand: A Documentary Catalogue of the Narrative and Landscape Paintings, New York & London, Garland Publishing, Inc., 1978, p. 173.

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. 350.

Exhibitions:

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

"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, Madrid, Spain, 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.