"View Over Cruger's Island"

Creator

Sketch prepared by Wilhelm Heine (1827-1885) for finished painting commissioned by John Church Cruger. Finished painting now in private hands.

Subject

Landscape painting, American--19th century

Description

Photograph of oil sketch on board of a view looking towards Cruger's Island from an area that would today be the Ward Manor area of Bard College campus. Five figures are harvesting hay onto an oxcart, while a sixth man on horse observes. Sail boats on the river and Catskill mountains are in the distance.

Source

Photo negative of the original painting is in the collections of Historic Red Hook.

Publisher

Historic Red Hook, from the collections of Rokeby.

Date

1853. Said to have been painted to portray the area prior to the construction of the Hudson River Railroad in 1851.

Contributor

Winthrop Aldrich, Red Hook Town Historian

Rights

Historic Red Hook

Format

photo of oil painting on board

Original Format

painting

Photographer

unknown

Geolocation

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Citation

Sketch prepared by Wilhelm Heine (1827-1885) for finished painting commissioned by John Church Cruger. Finished painting now in private hands. , “"View Over Cruger's Island" ,” Stevenson Library Digital Collections, accessed September 26, 2017, http://omekalib.bard.edu/items/show/1614.