view over calm lake with mountain in background; green landforms with trees at left and right; rocks and grass in LLC; a few clouds in URQ

Bear Mountain and Iona Island on the Hudson River, 1872

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David Johnson aspired to present views of nature he had witnessed with great clarity and a quality of light that makes them appear to glow. He worked through the styles and approaches of other artists who gave him lessons in his youth before finding his own voice. It is evident here in the sense of calm and sensitivity to atmosphere that brought him admiration from the public and critics.

Details
Title
Bear Mountain and Iona Island on the Hudson River
Artist Life
1827 - 1908
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2018.23.2
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view over calm lake with mountain in background; green landforms with trees at left and right; rocks and grass in LLC; a few clouds in URQ