"River valley Sunset" by GeorgeHerbert McCord
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"River Valley Sunset" signed George McCord for George Herbert McCord. (Am.1848-1909)
George Herbert McCord was born in New York City and remained primarily a resident in Brooklyn although he traveled widely and from 1883 also had a studio in Morristown, New Jersey. He was part of the second generation of Hudson River School painters.
He studied at the Hudson River Institute, the Claverack Academy in Claverack, New York and with Samuel Morse and James Fairman. By 1870, he was exhibiting at the National Academy of Design.
He exhibited at the National Academy of Design for the first time in 1868, and was a frequent exhibitor thereafter. His pictures could also be seen at the exhibitions of the American Water Color Society and the Society of American Artists. That McCord's work was very well received is attested by the awards that it earned, including medals at the Mechanics Institute Fair in Boston in 1883 and the World's Cotton Exposition in New Orleans the following year. (4)
Over a career that spanned forty years, he searched far and wide for landscape and marine subjects. He roamed as far south as Mexico, as far north as Canada, as far west as the Grand Canyon, and as far east as Europe. His views in pastel of Orr's Island and Cliff Island off the coast of Maine, Oyster Bay, Cape Elizabeth, Gloucester and the Isle of Wight were featured in an exhibition at the Salmagundi Club in 1904
He made frequent sketching trips in New England, Canada, Florida, and the Upper Mississippi and participated in one of the exclusive excursions sponsored by the Santa Fe Railroad to paint the Grand Canyon. He was also part of a special Erie Canal painting trip, and was commissioned by Andrew Carnegie to paint the scenery around his castle in Cluny, Scotland. He lived for three years in Venice and later in Paris.
In 1880, he was elected an Associate of the National Academy and had many exhibitions throughout the country.
The work presented here , probably from earlier Hudson River School of his career depict a homestead overlooking a glorious impressionistic River Valley sunset . A testament to better days ahead.
Measures 20"H by 30"W, on its original stretcher, unlined, with the original 2.5" wide gilded frame (25" by 35" total) Evidence of a small patch on reverse ( imperceptible from the front) . Very reasonably priced at $5550.00
- Castleton, New York
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- Width: 35 inches
- Height: 25 inches
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- Hudson River School
- oil painting on canvas