Couple on a Bridge, ca. 1876by Jasper Francis Cropsey (1823–1900)
9 x 14⅛ inches
Signed and dated indistinctly lower right: J.F. Cropsey / 187
Four Seasons Gallery, New York, New York
Lowell Williams, Chicago, Illinois
R. H. Love Galleries, Inc., Chicago, Illinois, by 1980
Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York, New York, 2001
Private collection, New York
Sale, Doyle, New York, New York, November 3, 2022, lot 1065, from above
R. H. Love Galleries, Inc., Chicago, Illinois, Selections of American Art, 1986.
Anthony M. Speiser, Jasper Francis Cropsey: Catalogue Raisonné, Works in Oil, Volume Two: 1864–1884, (Hastings-on-Hudson, New York: Newington-Cropsey Foundation, 2016), 212, 213, no. 1369.
Selections of American Art (Chicago: R.H. Love Galleries, 1986), 32, 74, no. 25.
Famed Hudson River School painter and architect.
By Tiffany Win
A leader of the Hudson River School famous for colorful autumnal landscapes.
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Jasper Francis Cropsey was born on February 18, 1823 in Rossville, Staten Island, New York. Known to family and friends as “Frank,” the young boy worked on the farm in the summer and attended school in the winter. Growing up in a rural environment meant the artist had little to no exposure to pictures or art. From his youth, he was weak-bodied and suffered illnesses which kept him from full year schooling.