SOLD In the Ramapo Valley, 1883

by Jasper Francis Cropsey (1823–1900)
Oil on canvas
8⅝ x 16⅛ inches
Signed and dated lower right of center: J. F. Cropsey / 1883


Sale, William Doyle Galleries, New York, New York, September 23, 1981, lot 27 (as Greenwood Lake, New Jersey)

Richard Weimer, Darien, Connecticut, acquired from above

Private collection, Pleasantville, New York, 1981–2008

Private collection, by descent from above, 2008–2010

Menconi + Schoelkopf Fine Art, LLC, New York, New York, 2010

Questroyal Fine Art, LLC, New York, New York, acquired from above, 2011

Private collection, New York, New York, acquired from above


Anthony M. Speiser, Jasper Francis Cropsey: Catalogue Raisonné, Works in Oil, Volume Two: 18641884, (Hastings-on-Hudson, New York: Newington-Cropsey Foundation, 2016), 313, no. 1734

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Autumn on the Ramapo River—Erie Railway, 1876, oil on canvas, 37⅛ x 63⅛ inches; St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, Vermont

In the Ramapo Valley, 1881, oil on canvas, 30 x 20 inches, signed and dated lower right; Private collection

October in the Ramapo Valley, 1885, pen and black ink with graphite on board, 6 9/16 x 10 9/16 inches, signed and dated lower right; National Academy of Design, New York, New York

Note: The Ramapo Valley surrounds the Ramapo River in New York near the New Jersey state line. Jasper Francis Cropsey created numerous depictions of the area throughout his career. The rolling hills and wooded landscape provided the artist with ample subject matter for his autumnal scenes, and he owned a home in nearby Warwick, New York. Cropsey exhibited a larger depiction of the Ramapo Valley at the National Academy of Design.

Artist Biography

Famed Hudson River School painter and architect.

By Tiffany Win

A leader of the Hudson River School famous for colorful autumnal landscapes.

I. Biography
II. Chronology
III. Collections
IV. Exhibitions
V. Memberships
VI. Notes
VII. Suggested Resources

I. Biography

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.

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