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Afternoon: Hastings Landing, Palisades Rocks in Shadow, New York
Date: 1836-1837
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Medium: Watercolor, gouache, graphite, scratching out, and touches of black ink and glazing on paper laid on brown card
Dimensions: Overall: 8 3/8 x 13 3/4 in. (21.3 x 34.9 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Genre
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Screven Lorillard
Object Number: 1952.410
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Inscribed: Card inscribed above in brown watercolor: "AFTER-NOON"; below: "HASTINGS-LANDING. PALISADE ROCKS in SHADOW."

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This watercolor is one of Harvey's different epochs of the day, ca. 1830s-40s. This scene probably represents one or two docks located on the Hudson River on the artist's property at Hastings-on-Hudson in Westchester County, New York. A clue to the drawings original date may be found in a study by Harvey of somewhat similar subjects with the distant Palisades of the Hudson as a motif (oil on panel, 12 x 19 inches) in the Karolik Collection, Boston Museum of Fine Arts.


John Elliot Howard, England


Olson, Roberta J. M. "George Harvey's Anglo-American atmospheric landscapes." The Magazine Antiques 174 (2008): 112-121.


National Academy of Design, 1937.

"Drawn By New York: Six Centuries of Watercolors and Drawings," New-York Historical Society, September 18, 2008–January 07, 2009.