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Noon Day Rest depicts soliders waiting by for their next orders. The background and painted as though it is in a far distance, is an eastern landscape. It is unclear if they are in the area of Morocoo or the Middle East.

Waiting for Papa deoicts a women holding a child, staring out into the ocean. A seascape fills the background.

The Hobart art collection was given to the people of
the City of Paterson by Mrs. Garret Hobart in 1925
and is held in trust by the Paterson Library Board
of Trustees. This catalog of the Hobart exhibit was the first time the paintings were…

Oil on canvas painting depicting a rugged escarpment of rock (similar to Torn Mountain in Ramapo, New York). The
mountain is above a body of water and several deer are in the foreground; evergreens on left side of painting; signed in lower left, "J…

During the eighteenth century, the river valley and its inhabitants were the subject and inspiration of Washington Irving. By the nineteenth century, the area inspired the Hudson River School of landscape painting to draw in concepts of an American…

Greenwood Lake depicts a scene displaying a hazy sunset over the west shore of the lake and on right side is an island and on left side is a peninsula jutting out into the lake. The peninsula has trees in fall foliage and two human figures and a…

Storm King on the Hudson depicts a fall scene looking south or southwest; showing a sunset over sugged mountains on the right. The center of the painting shows a peninsula of land, forming a small cover and two human figures and grazing sheep.

This painting is entitled Greenwood Lake. It depicts a fall scene looking from a small inlet north into New York State with several cows in the foreground and blue sky with clouds. There are hills on both sides which are covered with fall foliage and…

Born on October 15, 1847 in New York City, NY Ralph Blakelock belonged to an affluent family, as his father was a successful physician. In 1864, Blakelock began his studies in art at the Free Academy of the City of New York. After his third term,…

In Arab Scene, Weeks used a remarkable skill for rendering scenes from classical antiquity by using subtle details. Weeks’s focus in Arab Scene was the daily life of his travels to Morocco. Weeks’s concentration on everyday life was…

Van Elten's technique reflected the composed quality of Dutch compositions with the brilliant light and color of the Hudson River School, mixing traditional elements with a more contemporary style. Summer landscape with lake, cattle and figures is…

A Rocky Coast (1867) is characteristic of Richards’s ability to work with watercolors and oil to create a compelling view of gentle rolling waves. The sunlight that touches the waves gives a sense of liveliness to the painting.

Metcalf’s landscapes were traditional renditions of peasant scenes, in the manner of Jean Millet (1814 – 1875). These works were characterized by visible, rapid brushstrokes which brought lightness to the composition. Moroccan Street…

Sir Benjamin William Leader, like his contemporaries of the Hudson River School in America, created many open-air landscape paintings. After a traveling expedition to Scotland and Wales, Leader began depicting mountain and river scenes. Wooded…

Hill’s work was often driven by a vision resulting from his experiences with nature. Mountain and Waterfall along with much of Hill’s artwork, embodies the sublime character of the nineteenth-century American West and has become iconic of…

The romanticism of the American landscape came with manifest destiny. Manifest destiny began with the purpose to redeem and remake the world in the image of America. Moonlight Scene at the Coast is representative of this movement and it highlights…

Marshland with figures clamming is representative of the “en plein air” (or in the open air) painting tradition. “En plein air” was characteristic of working in natural light and it became particularly important to the…
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