Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Hudson River School

I was reading the NY Times this morning when I stumbled across this article. Two paintings by a HRS artist, Jasper F. Cropsey, were brought in for appraisal after the original owner died. Her son had no idea what the two paintings were worth anything until he was told so by appraiser. It was kept in the basement rec room for as long as he could remember.

My favorite part of the article was the shoutout given to the "obligatory puny humans" Cropsey painted. Unfortunately, the mention was because the art historian of the Newington-Cropsey Foundation did not like how they were drawn.

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