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Image of Old "Mountain" Phelps, His Home in Keene Valley - Drawing

Old "Mountain" Phelps, His Home in Keene Valley - Drawing

Drawing, pen sketch: View of a small cabin at the edge of a forest, mountains in the distance. Road leading to the cabin. Portrait of a man with a long beard and pack sitting on a rock, lower left.

Image of The Camp and Noonmark, Putnam Camp - Drawing

The Camp and Noonmark, Putnam Camp - Drawing

Drawing, pencil sketch: view of a rustic building with porch in front of a large mountain, set in the woods.

Image of The Farmhouse, Putnam Camp - Drawing

The Farmhouse, Putnam Camp - Drawing

Drawing, pencil sketch: depicts a farmhouse at the edge of a forest.

Image of The Bungalow, Putnam Camp - Drawing

The Bungalow, Putnam Camp - Drawing

Drawing, pencil sketch: depicts a rustic building with porch at the edge of a forest, another house to the left.

Image of The Camp, Putnam Camp - Drawing

The Camp, Putnam Camp - Drawing

Drawing, pencil sketch: depicts five buildings making up a camp in front of a mountain range.

Image of The Farm - South End, Putnam Camp - Drawing

The Farm - South End, Putnam Camp - Drawing

Drawing, pencil sketch: depicts a farmhouse with a large porch.

Image of Hills Rock - Print

Hills Rock - Print

Etching, brown and white: view of a two story house at the top of a hill. A smaller structure to the left. Trees in the background.

Image of The Au-Sable At Keen Flats Adirondacs - Print

The Au-Sable At Keen Flats Adirondacs - Print

Steel engraving, black and white: depicts a pastoral scene with cows grazing at the edge of a stream. Building roofs visible in the center, past the stream and mountains and fluffy clouds in the background. Printed in "The Ladies Repository" Cincinnati

Image of Near Giant's Mountain, Keene Valley - Drawing

Near Giant's Mountain, Keene Valley - Drawing

Drawing, pencil on paper: view of a grassy hill with a dense patch of trees in the center. Larger mountains in the distance. Professional slide in image folder

Image of The Giant of the Valley - Painting

The Giant of the Valley - Painting

Depiction in heavy arching brush strokes of rising mountain ridges.

Image of Top of Giant's Leap, Adirondacks - Painting

Top of Giant's Leap, Adirondacks - Painting

Massive downward sloping rock cliff topped with trees with high domed mountain in background. James D. Smillie dated and described these paintings in his diary. The watercolor is dated October 1, 1869, and his diary describes his activities on that date and the days preceding it as he produced this work of art. He noted as early as August 21 that he was beginning a watercolor study of this size and described the "trees and rock" and "the rock masses, fractures and colors" that interested him. The oil-dated September 30, 1869-corresponds to a diary entry that states: "Charming day. Clear + very warm. . . . I went up the Pine Bridge Ravine, getting to work about 9 o'clk on oil sketch until 4

Image of Untitled: Wood Scene - Painting

Untitled: Wood Scene - Painting

Woods, trees and undergrowth with large tree trunk standing right center foreground, smaller trees toward background. Dominance of brown, green and yellow.

Image of The Adirondack Mountains, Near Elizabethtown, Essex Co., N.Y. - Painting

The Adirondack Mountains, Near Elizabethtown, Essex Co., N.Y. - Painting

Mountain scene of a large valley. Foreground; left: fields and fences, center: two logs with two men one sitting, other with axe, right: field and large trees. Mountains and valley with a number of buildings in the center. Background depicts a darkened sky with mountains to the right and a patch of golden sunlight. John Henry Dolph ranked among the most important American painters at the turn of the nineteenth century. His fame was based on his highly detailed and often humorous depictions of animals, his primary subject after 1875. This attention to characteristics of breed also made him a sought-after portrait painter. He was elected to the National Academy of Design in 1898 where, am

Image of Morning Mist Rising From the Woods, Keene Valley, Adirondacks, N.Y. - Painting

Morning Mist Rising From the Woods, Keene Valley, Adirondacks, N.Y. - Painting

The painting is of hard and softwood foliage in the foreground, followed by a succession of mountains. Dominating is a pale yellow and blue sky toward which white mist is rises. Nancy Bowditch, an avocational painter, was the daughter of George deForest Brush, one of the most distinguished academic figure painters in nineteenth-century America. She and her family summered at Putnam Camp on the banks of the Ausable River. Like many of the other artists seen in this exhibit, light, atmosphere and color capture an illusive moment as mists rise from the earth and day breaks over a beloved vista.

Image of Untitled: Night Scene, Keene Valley - Painting

Untitled: Night Scene, Keene Valley - Painting

Depicts a night scene with the moon just rising over the mountains in the background. A lake is in the foreground, moon light is reflected on the water. A sandy shore is to the right with some vegetation. Night scenes are rare in mid-nineteenth-century American landscape painting. This small oil is unusual both for its nocturnal subject and for the competence of the dramatic effects of moonlight on the Ausable River and the High Peaks. The eerie light and the lonely cottage underscore the wildness of the Adirondacks at this time period. William Hart was born in Paisley, Scotland and emigrated with his family to Albany, New York, at age eight. Apprenticed to an Albany carriage maker, Ha

Image of Untitled: Mountainside - Painting

Untitled: Mountainside - Painting

Depicts trees and shrubs of muted green, red, yellow and brown in the foreground. A mountain and blue sky with wispy clouds are in the background.

Image of Untitled: Noonmark From Keene Valley - Painting

Untitled: Noonmark From Keene Valley - Painting

Depicts a lake in the foreground with a red building on the far shore. Smoke is rising from the chimney. In the center background is a large mountain.

Image of The Road To the Ausable - Painting

The Road To the Ausable - Painting

Depicts a dirt road. To the right is a clump of large trees. The road disappears into the darkness of the forest. Born in New Hampshire, Roswell Morse Shurtleff visited the Adirondacks as early as 1858. He came again in 1860 when he met A. F. Tait at Bay Pond and again in 1867 after he saw paintings of the region by his Hartford colleague and friend, John Lee Fitch. From the summer of 1868 until his death in 1915, Keene Valley was his home and studio for much of the year. Shurtleff was the artist most responsible for popularizing Keene Valley as an "Artist's Mecca." He wrote in 1910 that he counted forty umbrellas near his studio "with artists, canvas and paints beneath each one." Shu

Image of Untitled: Wolf Jaw Mountain - Painting

Untitled: Wolf Jaw Mountain - Painting

Depicts a dirt driveway heading towards a house in the center. A person is walking with a dog down the driveway. On the left side is a field with yellow-green grass, a half rock, half wooden fence separates the field from the driveway. Two cows near a tall tree in the center of the field. To the right an embankment. In the background is a large mountain in the center. The sky is cloudy. H. W. Robbins believed in the "close study of facts and details . . . careful drawing and local coloring" to enable an artist to be "the interpreter of Nature." Exemplifying his creed is this luminous, quiet scene of Keene Valley's cleared fields, grazing sheep, stone walls, and winding road beneath t

Image of Keene Valley From Baxter Mountain - Painting

Keene Valley From Baxter Mountain - Painting

Depicts a flat rock with two people standing on it at the edge of a forest over looking a valley. The valley is full of trees and mountains. In the background is a lake with mountains on the far side.