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Crow’s Nest on Hudson

Francis Augustus Silva (1835 - 1886)
Oil on canvas
12⅜ x 24⅛ inches
Signed lower right: F.A. Silva

Provenance

Nathan Liverant & Son, Colchester, Connecticut

Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, New York, by 1980

Private collection, New York, acquired from above, 1981

Sale, Sotheby’s, New York, New York, May 24, 2022, lot 1014, from above

Exhibited

Gallery at Hastings-on-Hudson, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, Light and Landscape: The Hudson River School of Painters. An Exhibition from Private Collections, May 9–June 28, 1981

Literature

(Probably) Light and Landscape: The Hudson River School of Painters. An Exhibition from Private Collections (Hastings-on-Hudson, NY: Gallery at Hastings-on-Hudson, 1981), n.p.

(Possibly) Kathie Beals, “Show Focuses on Hudson River Artists,” Daily Times (Mamaroneck, NY), May 29, 1981.

John Caldwell, “A Nostalgic Look at Hudson Region,” New York Times, June 7, 1981.

Note: In a review of a Hudson River School exhibition, the New York Times described, “Take, for example, the painting by Francis A. Silva titled ‘Crows Nest on Hudson.’ It shows an entirely tranquil river bathed in softly luminous light, with sailboats drifting softly across its surface. The painting’s world is so seductive that the viewer almost aches to enter it.”[1]

[1] John Caldwell, “A Nostalgic Look at Hudson Region,” New York Times, June 7, 1981.

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