Hudson River School | Important Hudson River School Paintings

No Boundaries: Important Hudson River School Paintings at Questroyal Fine Art, LLC

Jenny Lyubomudrova | March 14th, 2016 | Posted in News

The Hudson River School continues to be celebrated as the first true movement in American art. Once disparagingly named by British critics to refer to a group of New York landscape painters, the movement flourished in the late nineteenth century, representing a growing appreciation for depictions of the American wilderness. Encouraged by the transcendentalist ideology of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, the Hudson River School painters applied the idea of the sublime to American landscape painting. Their success is evident in the enduring love for Hudson River School paintings among today’s collectors, who continue to appreciate and acquire these works.

The continuing legacy of these masters is evident in the ongoing success of Questroyal Fine Art’s annual Hudson River School show, one of the most anticipated exhibitions among American collectors. No Boundaries: Important Hudson River School Paintings, which opened at Questroyal Fine Art on March 11, is a rare opportunity to see some of the finest examples of the Hudson River School in one exhibition. Comprised of over ninety paintings, the exhibit brings together some of the best works of painters such as Albert Bierstadt, Alfred Thompson Bricher, Jasper Francis Cropsey, Asher B. Durand, John Frederick Kensett, Sanford Robinson Gifford, and Thomas Moran, among others. In the words of Lou Salerno, “To all those who cherish the meditative solace found hiking in the woods, the tranquility of a mountain lake, and the enchanting stillness of the night, their universal language will forever be understood.”

To request a copy of the exhibition catalogue, No Boundaries: Important Hudson River School Paintings, visit our website at www.questroyalfineart.com/publications.

No Boundaries: Important Hudson River School Paintings
Questroyal Fine Art, LLC
Through April 9, 2016

Sanford Robinson Gifford, Echo Lake, New Hampshire

Sanford Robinson Gifford (1823–1880), Echo Lake, New Hampshire, oil on canvas, 12 x 10 inches, signed lower right: S. R. Gifford

Jasper Francis Cropsey, Autumn Landscape, 1885

Jasper Francis Cropsey (1823–1900), Autumn Landscape, 1885, oil on canvas, 6⅞ x 13 5/16 inches, signed and dated lower right: J. F. Cropsey / 1885.

Thomas Moran, Sunset, Amagansett, 1905

Thomas Moran (1837–1926)Sunset, Amagansett, 1905, oil on canvas, 30½ x 40½ inches, monogrammed and dated lower right: TMoran 1905

Jenny Lyubomudrova received a B.A. in European studies and art history from Barnard College, Columbia University. Her primary interest lies in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century painting. Jenny joins Questroyal with experience in fine and decorative art from two international auction houses in New York. She is fluent in Russian.