American painter. He was a leading representative of the second generation of the HUDSON RIVER SCHOOL, who made an important contribution to American landscape painting in the 1850s and 1860s. The son of a wealthy and prominent businessman, he studied briefly in Hartford with two local artists, Alexander Hamilton Emmons (1816-84) and Benjamin Hutchins Coe (1799-1883). Thanks to the influence of the Hartford patron DANIEL WADSWORTH, in 1844 he became the first pupil accepted by Thomas Cole.
ID: 26165 Christian on the Borders of the Valley of the Shadow of Death Pilgrim s Progress Oil on canvas
40 1/2x60 1/2in
Olana State Historic Site,New York State Office of Parks,Recreation and Historic Preservation.