Hudson Valley

by William Louis Sonntag (1822–1900)

Oil on canvas
16⅛ x 24⅛ inches
Signed lower right: Sonntag

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Provenance

PM Gatterdam Fine Arts, New York, New York

Jean Bohne, Inc., New York, New York

Irvin Brenner Fine Paintings, Pelham Manor, New York

Dr. and Mrs. Milton Luria, New Jersey, by 1971

M. R. Schweitzer Gallery, New York, New York

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Henry Jr., by 1978

Private collection, Louisiana

Private collection, Connecticut, acquired from above

Sale, Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers, Milford, Connecticut, October 20, 2005, lot 122, from above

Private collection, Katonah, New York, acquired from above

Estate of above

Sale, Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers, Milford, Connecticut, September 17, 2020, lot 121, from above

 

Exhibited

Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey, Paintings from the Collection of Dr. & Mrs. Luria, January 31–March 14, 1971

Anglo American Art Museum, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Hudson River Valley School and Its Influences, January 20–February 27, 1978

Ray Harm Wildlife Art, Louisville, Kentucky

Artist Biography

William Louis Sonntag was a vital force in the Hudson River School movement. Inspired by the sweeping grandeur of the American landscape, Sonntag traveled extensively from his home in Cincinnati to the Ohio River Valley, Kentucky, and West Virginia to record his picturesque findings. He painted dramatic landscapes featuring cloud-filled vistas and majestic mountain ranges invested with a strong Romantic sentiment. Sonntag was elected an Academician of the National Academy of Design in 1861 and exhibited at all the major venues, including the Boston Art Club, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Brooklyn Art Association. Celebrated as

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William Louis Sonntag was a vital force in the Hudson River School movement. Inspired by the sweeping grandeur of the American landscape, Sonntag traveled extensively from his home in Cincinnati to the Ohio River Valley, Kentucky, and West Virginia to record his picturesque findings. He painted dramatic landscapes featuring cloud-filled vistas and majestic mountain ranges invested with a strong Romantic sentiment. Sonntag was elected an Academician of the National Academy of Design in 1861 and exhibited at all the major venues, including the Boston Art Club, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Brooklyn Art Association. Celebrated as one of the most influential American painters, Sonntag is represented in the collections of The White House, The Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection in Madrid, and the National Gallery of Victoria in Australia.

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