A Sycamore Tree, Plaaterkill Clove (The Sycamore, Kaaterskill Clove)

Oil on canvas | 61 x 44.5cm | c. 1858

Asher Brown Durand

Asher Brown Durand believed that in order to achieve the ideal, the artist must first perfect the real. His now-famous "Letters on Landscape Painting," published in the art journal the Crayon in 1855, instructed fellow artists to "paint and repa...
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