Autumn in Paintings

Jasper Francis Cropsey, Autumn on the Hudson River, 1860, National Gallery of Art, Image Source: wikimedia

“This monumental view of the Hudson River Valley was painted from memory in the artist’s London studio. Cropsey adopted a high vantage point, looking southeast toward the distant Hudson River and the flank of Storm King Mountain. A small stream leads from the foreground, where three hunters and their dogs gaze into the sunlight. All along the meandering tributary there are signs of man’s peaceful coexistence with nature: a small log cabin, grazing sheep, children playing on a bridge, and cows standing placidly in the water. Here, man neither conquers nor is subservient to nature; both coexist harmoniously…”

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. pirkkotervo says:

    Super 🌼 dear Sunnyside


    1. Thanks for visiting, pirkkotervo. 😎


  2. Each painting featured in the video clip is a reminder of this enchanted world that we humans call home. By the way, the featured American landscape by Jasper Francis Cropsey reminds me of my favorite British landscape painter John Constable (1776-1837).

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    1. I agree. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts, Rosaliene. 🙂

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  3. Jeff Flesch says:

    That’s a beautiful painting.

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    1. I am happy you enjoy it, Jeff. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. 🙂

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      1. Jeff Flesch says:

        It’s always my pleasure. 😊

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  4. An excellent and varied collection of fall views. I wouldn’t think to attach the epithet “autumn” to the sea.

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    1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Steve. 🙂


  5. stolzyblog says:

    If only it still looked like that. Also… really impressed with his image memory!

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    1. True! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Rob. 🙂

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