Mist Rising at Sunset in the Catskills

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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Date:

c. 1861

Artist:

Sanford Robinson Gifford
American, 1823–1880

About this artwork

Sanford Robinson Gifford was a key figure of the Hudson River School, the group of landscape painters that flourished in the New York region in the mid-19th century. The Catskill Mountains were an important subject for Gifford, who made drawings and oil sketches like this one during excursions in the area; such works often served as source material for larger compositions produced later in his studio. Mist Rising at Sunset in the Catskills is a swift, freely rendered depiction of evanescent mist above a pond and brilliantly illuminated clouds amid a low sun. Two men attending a boat on the shore give the mountainous scene a sense of grandeur despite the painting’s small dimensions.

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Artist

Sanford Robinson Gifford

Title

Mist Rising at Sunset in the Catskills

Origin

United States

Date

1861

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

17.2 × 24.1 cm (6 3/4 × 9 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Jamee J. and Marshall Field

Reference Number

1988.217

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