Oil on canvas
Unframed: 24.2 x 50.8 cm (9 1/2 x 20 in.)
Bequest of Dr. Paul J. Vignos, Jr. 2011.43
Commercial and recreational fishing for now endangered American shad is currently prohibited on the Hudson River.
Located about 40 miles north of New York City, Haverstraw Bay is the widest point on the Hudson River. During the 1860s, it was a prime area for shad fishing, and Gifford’s painting records this activity taking place amid a delicately luminous morning haze.
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