The end of the nineteenth century saw the pinnacle of the nature spiritualism first advocated by the American Transcendentalists in the 1830s. By the 1880s and 1890s, the writings of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson, as well as the art of Thomas Cole, had acquired a cult-like status. This led to the founding… Continue reading Susie Barstow (1836-1923) in the White Mountains
Truman Capote once wrote of New York City: “I love New York, even though it isn’t mine, the way something has to be, a tree or a street or a house, something, anyway, that belongs to me because I belong to it.” It is a sentiment that countless creative types have experienced over the last… Continue reading Exhibition: “Our Metropolis: Paintings of New York City by American Artists”
When looking at paintings by traveler artists from the mid to late 19th century, the viewer must ask one crucial question: what would the impression of these exotic vistas have ultimately been? Since 19th century viewers were most likely to see foreign landscapes in the museum gallery at this point, as photography would not become… Continue reading ‘Seeing and Being Seen’ in 19th Century Traveler Art
Hawthorne Fine Art is pleased to present the third installment of our annual Summer Reading: American Paintings and American Prose. This catalogue features highlights from the gallery’s exquisite inventory of landscape paintings paired with selections of writing by well-known American literary figures. For summer 2013, we explore works by painters who found artistic inspiration in… Continue reading Did you do your Summer Reading?
To celebrate the official start of summer, we thought we would highlight some of Hawthorne Fine Art’s exciting spring acquisitions of American landscape painting. Two recent additions to our inventory feature the distinct tonalist brushwork of George Inness (1825–1894). Both Pompton and Pastoral Landscape with Reclining Male Figure were completed in or around 1877, when… Continue reading Spring Acquisitions
Hawthorne Fine Art is pleased to announce that Lauren Sansaricq (b.1991) will be featured in an upcoming exhibition of landscape paintings of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Hosted by the Bethel Historical Society in Bethel, Maine, Pictures Serene and Sublime: Traditional White Mountain Art Recaptured will be on view from July 6 through August 31, 2013.… Continue reading Pictures Serene and Sublime: Traditional White Mountain Art Recaptured
Just in time for summer, Hawthorne Fine Art has recently acquired a peaceful town and river scene by the New England landscape painter Lemuel D. Eldred (1858–1921). The Captain Harris House, Fairhaven (1893) depicts a quiet view of the Acushnet River near the home of Captain Charles C. Harris, who rented recreational rowboats… Continue reading Summer Scenes: Lemuel Eldred’s Captain Harris House, Fairhaven