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Breakneck Ridge--original.jpg
Breakneck Ridge is located in the Hudson Highlands, directly across the river from Storm King Mountain. Its distinctive stony face was picturesque, albeit quarried for granite by the 19th century. It posed a major obstacle in plans to build a…

Smithsonian-Colman-Storm_King_on_the_Hudson-2130.jpg
Picturesque massif on the Hudson River has earned its name due to frequently being mantled with dramatic clouds. This feature made it a favorite subject of 19th-century painters. Colman's composition is quite complex, however, since it renders both…

FastovskyIsaac--Tunnel by the Hudson.JPG
Against a cool background of blue-grays and white, we see a hillside of innumerable colors flowing downhill in nearly a molten state. In contrast to Fastovsky’s general blending technique are several smaller clusters of intensely pointilized…

Pickerel--Upper Hudson.jpeg
Illustration is one of several intended to clarify for fishermen the difference between pike, pickerel, pike-perch, and muscalonge. From a contemporary perspective, however, what's striking is the serenity with which species were cultured and…

Cohoes Falls.jpg
Watercolor and graphite composition captures the 1,000-ft. wide falls two miles upstream from where Mohawk joins the Hudson River. The name may derive from the Mohawk phrase "a canoe falling"--a wry bit of humor. According to an 1813 description, the…

Hudson Palisades small.jpg
In the summer of 1820, Wall toured the Hudson River and painted a series of watercolors that then would be etched and issued to subscribers in series of four prints. The text accompanying this images reads: "The Pallisadoes consist of a line of…
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