The Newark Museum

Newark, NJ



Treasures of 19th-Century American Art

September 6 - December 3, 2000


This exquisite collection show of paintings and sculptures features eleven outstanding examples of landscape, portraiture, still life, genre and marine paintings - from Winslow Homer's powerful commentary on slavery, Near Andersonville, to Fitz Hugh Lane's idyllic interpretation of America's nascent industry, The Fort and Ten Pound Island, Gloucester. Paintings by the Hudson River School are highlighted with masterpieces such as Asher B. Durand's Landscape, a vision of the American wilderness as a New Eden, and Thomas Cole's beautiful Italian pastoral, The Arch of Nero. (left: Martin Johnson Heade, Cattleya Orchid with Two Hummingbirds, ca. 1880, oil on canvas, Purchase 1965 The Members' Fund, 65.118)

Left to right: Winslow Homer, Near Andersonville, 1865-66, oil on canvas, Gift of Mrs. Hannah Corbin Carter; Horace K. Corbin, Jr.; Robert S. Corbin; William D. Corbin; and Mrs. Clementine Corbin Day in memory of their parents, Hannah Stockton Corbin and Horace Kellogg Corbin 1966, 66.354; Ralph Earl, Portrait of Mrs. Nathaniel Taylor, ca. 1789-90, oil on canvas, Purchase 1947 Sophronia Anderson Bequest Fund 47.51; Asher B. Durand, Landscape, 1849, oil on canvas, Purchase 1956 Wallace M. Scudder Bequest Fund, 56.181; Thomas Sully, Portrait of John Clements Stocker, 1814, oil on canvas. Purchase 1956, The Members' Fund, 56.42; Thomas Cole, The Arch of Nero, 1846,. oil on canvas, Purchase 1957 Sophronia Anderson Bequest Fund 57.24

The exhibition also includes works by Jasper F. Cropsey, Ralph Earl, Martin Johnson Heade, Thomas Sully, Albert Bierstadt, Hiram Powers and William Couper.

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For further biographical information on selected artists cited above please see America's Distinguished Artists, a national registry of historic artists.

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