De Witt Clinton Boutelle
Born in Troy, New York, de Witt Clinton Boutelle settled in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where he had a distinguished career as a landscape painter. Inspired by the work of Thomas Cole and Asher B. Durand, Boutelle painted grand, romantic landscapes in the style of the Hudson River School. He boasted the patronage of the well-known collector and industrialist Samuel Wetherill and was made an associate of the National Academy of Design in 1851. Boutelle exhibited at major venues including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Boston Athenaeum, the Washington Art Association, and the American Art Union. His paintings can be found in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, the High Museum of Art, and the Newark Museum, among other institutions.