American Art Exhibition | Hudson River School paintings

Hudson River School Exhibition Not To Be Missed

Nina Sangimino | March 7th, 2014 | Posted in Events and Exhibitions, News

Despite our love for the Hudson River School painters, they unfortunately are all long gone. As such, their works are limited, and becoming increasingly harder to come by. To view a collection of more than seventy-five paintings from this period is quite a feat, but to find a group of that size that are all of stellar quality and by the best artists of the nineteenth century seems almost impossible. This is why Questroyal Fine Art’s annual Hudson River School exhibition is so eagerly anticipated by both collectors and art enthusiasts alike. Opening Friday, March 14 at Questroyal Fine Art, and on view through Saturday, April 12, Through Eagles’ Eyes: Paintings of the Hudson River School will feature works by masters such as Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Cole, and Asher B. Durand.

Gallery owner Louis M. Salerno states, “The depth and diversity of our collection will surprise you, and our conviction to own nearly every painting will reassure you. Quality nineteenth-century American paintings are becoming increasingly rare and difficult to acquire, yet, I pursue them with more confidence now than ever.”

A vocal and unwavering supporter of American art, Lou believes in the ability of these works to enhance our homes and our lives. He invites us to enjoy his paintings with him as he unwinds after hours at the gallery: “I wish each of you could sit on the floor with me, silently holding a small Gifford in your hands; in that pensive moment, we might realize that the ability to recognize greatness exists within each of us. We love this art because it rises above the ordinary, engaging our emotions and intellect. We don’t need fanfare or hype, postulation or celebrity validation—we don’t have to be told to love it.” Highlights within this year’s roster of gems will be a majestic Western scene by Thomas Moran, a panoramic 1860s Adirondack scene by William Trost Richards, and a vibrant autumn landscape by Jasper Francis Cropsey.

An exhibition catalogue is available upon request, featuring works by leading artists of the period, including: Alfred Thompson Bricher, Frederic Edwin Church, Samuel Colman, Jasper Francis Cropsey, Thomas Doughty, Sanford Robinson Gifford, George Inness, David Johnson, John Frederick Kensett, Thomas Moran, and William Trost Richards.

To request a copy of the exhibition catalogue, Through Eagles’ Eyes: Paintings of the Hudson River School, visit our website at www.questroyalfineart.com/publications.

Jasper Francis Cropsey, Autumn Lake, oil painting

Jasper Francis Cropsey (1823–1900), Autumn Lake, 1875, oil on canvas, 12½ x 20¼ inches, signed and dated lower right: J. F. Cropsey 1875
Questroyal Fine Art, LLC, New York, New York

Francis Augustus Silva, On the North River, Oil painting

Francis Augustus Silva (1835–1886), On the North River, 1879, oil on canvas, 20⅛ x 36⅛ inches, signed and dated lower left: FRANCIS A. SILVA. / 79–; titled and
signed on verso: On the North River. / FRANCIS A. SILVA
Questroyal Fine Art, LLC, New York, New York

 

Williamt Trost Richards, Woodland Interior, Oil painting

William Trost Richards (1833–1905), Woodland Interior, 1856, oil on canvas, 31⅛ x 25⅛ inches, signed and dated lower left: W.T.RICHARDS. / Phil 1856.
Questroyal Fine Art, LLC, New York, New York

Nina Sangimino is the Senior Researcher at Questroyal Fine Art. Nina discovered her love of art in high school drawing and painting classes. She went on to study art history at the University at Albany and earned an MS in the same field from Pratt Institute. Prior to joining Questroyal, Nina was a curatorial apprentice at the Vanderbilt Museum in Centerport, New York.