"View Over Cruger's Island"
Sketch prepared by Wilhelm Heine (1827-1885) for finished painting commissioned by John Church Cruger. Finished painting now in private hands.
Landscape painting, American--19th century
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.
Photo negative of the original painting is in the collections of Historic Red Hook.
Historic Red Hook, from the collections of Rokeby.
1853. Said to have been painted to portray the area prior to the construction of the Hudson River Railroad in 1851.
Winthrop Aldrich, Red Hook Town Historian
Historic Red Hook
photo of oil painting on board
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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 January 21, 2022, https://omekalib.bard.edu/items/show/1614.