Essays | Hudson River School

The Poetry of Thomas Cole

Jenny Lyubomudrova | April 25th, 2017 | Posted in Essays
Thomas-Cole-Catskill-Mountain-House

Thomas Cole is well-known as one of the founding fathers of America’s Hudson River School movement. Yet, in addition to the romantic landscape paintings he produced during his prolific career, Cole also wrote a wealth of poetry that… Read more »

Bierstadt’s Butterflies

Alison Kowalski | April 16th, 2015 | Posted in Essays
Bierstadt Butterfly White House

When I had just started working at Questroyal, I was researching an Albert Bierstadt we owned and came across

How Do You Like Them Apples?

Chloe Heins | October 1st, 2014 | Posted in Essays

These days, the word “apple” is more likely to bring to mind the iPhone 6 rather than a juicy honeycrisp or macoun. However, New York native Levi Wells Prentice

The Original “Glamping”: The Adirondack Great Camps

Nina Sangimino | September 5th, 2014 | Posted in Essays
Adirondack Great Camp, Camp Pine Knot, ca 1885, photograph, Adirondack Museum

You may have heard of “glamping,” a trendy way for the glitterati to experience the wilderness without sacrificing any of the luxuries of a 5-star resort, but did you know that this practice has actually been around since… Read more »

Pennsylvania’s Beauty: Visiting the Poconos

Chelsea DeLay | July 30th, 2014 | Posted in Essays

Working with nineteenth-century American landscape paintings on a daily basis offers the unique opportunity to examine the appearance of landmarks in present day and consider how time has changed from when they were