Jan 20, 2009

Landscape with Winding Road

Landscape with Winding Road


Thomas Doughty

(American, 1793–1856)

Brush and brown wash over graphite; framing lines in brown ink (scored)

Support: Wove paper

Sheet: 11.4 x 14.8 cm (4 1/2 x 5 13/16 in.); Image: 10.7 x 14 cm (4 3/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1996.225



Doughty belonged to the generation of American landscape painters who preceded the Hudson River school. Early compositions such as Landscape with Winding Road display his mastery of atmospheric effects and his familiarity with the contemporary popular aesthetic of the picturesque. Doughty became best known for his romantic interpretations of sublime American scenery—poetic evocations rather than literal portraits of specific locales.

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