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Sunset Over the Hudson River

 

Jasper Francis Cropsey
United States; 1823-1900
Sunset Over the Hudson River
oil on canvas; 1873
Gift of Mary C. McEvitt, 1983

Inspired by the success of U.S. landscape painter Thomas Cole, Jasper Cropsey embraced the landscape as a means of building national pride and revealing God's hand in the beauty and detail of nature. This poetic image of a shimmering sunset over Cropsey's native Hudson River shows the growing interest in effects of light and atmosphere that came to be known as Luminism.