• My Account
  • About
  • Contact Us
  • Donate
  • Keep in Touch
  • 0

Today's Hours: 10AM – 5PM

  • Tickets
  • Membership
  • Directions
  • Exhibitions
  • Calendar
  • Visitor Info
  • Contact Us
    Advanced Search
    Back to Collection
    View Larger

    Artist Name:

    Asher Brown Durand

    Nationality & Life Dates:

    American, 1796–1886


    View near Rutland, Vermont




    Oil on canvas


    29 1/4 x 36 1/4 inches

    Credit Line:

    High Museum of Art, purchase with funds from Mrs. J. Mack Robinson

    Accession Number:


    Currently Not on View
    The acknowledged dean of American landscape painters following the death of Thomas Cole, Asher Brown Durand exemplified the ideal of naturalism for the second generation of American Hudson River School painters. Trained first as a watchmaker, silversmith, and engraver before turning to landscape painting, Durand began making seasonal trips to the hills along the Hudson River to sketch directly from near at hand natural motifs. From these he fashioned progressively vivid compositions, typically of woodland interiors, culminating in masterpieces of organic authenticity. Durand cemented his reputation with the publication of his Letters on Landscape Painting, in which he ardently promoted the practice of painting outdoors from humble natural objects as the route to learning and refining one’s art.

    Reproduction of digital images, including downloading, is governed by copyright laws and international conventions. Please contact the Images and Rights Coordinator for information concerning permissions or to request digital photography of works in the High's collection.

    Please Note: Not all permanent collection works are currently on view. Please contact the Museum concerning the on view status for a specific work if required.

    Nope ×
    Close ×
    Close ×
    Answer one question. Improve our website.

    Today, I’m visiting the High's website:

    Done. Thank you!

    What is this?

    We’re always looking for ways to improve our site, so we want to know why you’re here and how we can help you find the information you need. For specific questions or comments about our website or this survey, please contact us. Thanks for your help!