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Jasper Francis Cropsey (American, 1823-1900) "Hastings on Hudson"

Jasper Francis Cropsey (American, 1823-1900) "Hastings on Hudson"Jasper Francis Cropsey (American, 1823-1900) "Hastings on Hudson"Jasper Francis Cropsey (American, 1823-1900) "Hastings on Hudson"Jasper Francis Cropsey (American, 1823-1900) "Hastings on Hudson"Jasper Francis Cropsey (American, 1823-1900) "Hastings on Hudson"Jasper Francis Cropsey (American, 1823-1900) "Hastings on Hudson"

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$44,400

Lot #: 26
Jasper Francis Cropsey (American, 1823-1900) "Hastings on Hudson"

Circa 1885. Oil on canvas. Signed 'J. F. Cropsey' and dated (lower right). Authenticated and recorded with The Newington-Cropsey Foundation. This work will be recorded in an upcoming Catalogue Raisonne.

12 x 20 in.
Provenance
Collection of Mr. Thomas Mason, New York.
Condition
Has been relined. Some scattered in-paint.
Auction Date
Nov 29, 2023

Details:

Jasper Francis Cropsey (American, 1823-1900)
Jasper Francis Cropsey was born February 18, 1823, on his father's farm in Rossville, Staten Island, New York. He was the eldest of eight children in a family descended from Dutch and French Huguenot immigrants.
In 1837, at the age of fourteen, Cropsey won a diploma at the Mechanics Institute Fair of the City of New York for a model house that he built. That same year he was apprenticed to the architect Joseph Trench for a five-year period. After eighteen months, Cropsey, who had shown an early proficiency in drawing, found himself responsible for nearly all of the office's finished renderings. Impressed with his talents, his employer provided him with paints, canvas, and a space in which to study and perfect his artistic skills. During this period Cropsey took lessons in watercolor from an Englishman, Edward Maury, and was encouraged and advised by American genre painters William T. Ranney (1813-1857) and William Sidney Mount (1807-1868). It was in 1843 that Cropsey first exhibited a painting at the National Academy of Design, a landscape titled Italian Composition, probably based on a print, which was quite well received. He was elected an associate member of that institution the following year and a full member in 1851.

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