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Lake George, New York

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A popular subject for Hudson River School artists, Lake George combined natural beauty with a history steeped in Colonial events: it was the site of critical battles in both the Revolution and the French and Indian Wars. Durand, who promoted outdoor observation and sketching on site, emphasized...

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Lower right: ABD


1887, Executor's Sale of Durand's Pictures. Possibly, Henry Cady Sturges (1846-1922), Fairfield, Conn.; by descent to his wife, Sarah McWhorter (Mrs. Henry) Sturges (1864-1959), Fairfield, Conn. With LeRoy Ireland, New York; 1945, with Macbeth Gallery, New York; 1945, sold by the Macbeth Gallery to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I.; 1947; gift of Martha C. (Mrs. Maxim) Karolik to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 12, 1947)

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Gift of Martha C. Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815–1865

about 1860


42.86 x 60.64 cm (16 7/8 x 23 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas