SOLD Autumnal Evening, Housatonic Valley, 1882

by George Herbert McCord (1848–1909)
Oil on canvas
14 x 24 inches
Signed lower left: G. H. McCord; on verso: Autumnal evening / Housatonic valley / G. H. McCord 1882


Private collection, Los Angeles

George Stern Fine Arts, West Hollywood, California, acquired from above

Related Works

Evening Sunset of the Housatonic River, oil on canvas, 11½ x 20 inches; The Canton Museum of Art, Ohio

Landscape, oil on canvas, 18¼ x 30¼ inches, signed lower right; The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri

Note: The Housatonic Valley, also known as Greater Danbury, is a region in western Connecticut near the Housatonic River. George Herbert McCord took frequent sketching trips throughout New England and this work captures the beauty of the region’s autumnal foliage and scenic riverbanks.

Artist Biography

George McCord was a central member of the Hudson River School’s second generation of artists. Based in New York, McCord traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe to create his atmospheric landscapes and seascapes. He was part of a select group of painters sponsored by the Sante Fe Railroad to paint scenes of the Grand Canyon and was commissioned to create paintings of the landscape surrounding Andrew Carnegie’s castle in Scotland. McCord won medals from the New Orleans Exposition, the Mechanics Institute of Boston, and the St. Louis Exposition and regularly exhibited at the National Academy of Design, Brooklyn

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