A Mountain Stream, 1867

by Richard William Hubbard (1816–1888)
Oil on canvas
46¼ x 40⅜ inches
Monogrammed and dated lower right: RWHLXVII

Provenance

Menconi + Schoelkopf, New York, New York, by 2008

The Manoogian Collection, Taylor, Michigan, 2008

Driscoll Babcock Galleries, New York, New York

Private collection, acquired from above, 2013

Sale, Christie’s, New York, New York, January 18, 2024, lot 276, from above

Exhibited

(Probably) Yale School of the Fine Arts, New Haven, Connecticut, First Annual Exhibition, 1867

(Probably) National Academy of Design, New York, New York, 42nd Annual Exhibition, 1867

Savannah College of Art and Design Museum of Art, Georgia, Nature’s Banquet: American Paintings from the Manoogian Collection, January 21–March 30, 2010

Literature

(Probably) First Annual Exhibition of the Yale School of the Fine Arts (New Haven, CT: J. H. Benham & Son, Printers, 1867), 12, no. 165.

Related Work 

Morning on the Mountain, 1856, oil on canvas, 14¼ x 12¼ inches, initialed and dated lower right; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

Artist Biography

Richard William Hubbard was a prominent member of the Hudson River School known for his luminous, delicately-painted landscapes. Born in Middletown, Connecticut, Hubbard attended Yale College before moving to New York City to pursue his painting career. He trained under Samuel F.B. Morse at New York University and spent two years in Europe studying the history of art. There, he drew inspiration from the paintings of Claude Lorraine, whose lyrical treatment of light and atmosphere had a lasting impact on his work.

Hubbard returned to New York in 1842 and quickly established himself in the leading art circles of the

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