Lake George, 1874by Richard William Hubbard (1816–1888)
14 x 24 inches
Monogrammed and dated lower right: RWHLVVIX.; on stretcher bar: Lake George / Painted for Frederick Hubbard / By Richard W. Hubbard, N. A. 1874; on verso: Richard W. Hubbard, N. A.
The artist’s family, by descent
Richard York Gallery, New York, New York
Private collection, New York
Sale, Christie’s, New York, New York, September 27, 2004, lot 6, from above
[With] Brock & Co., Carlisle, Massachusetts
Questroyal Fine Art, LLC, New York, New York, acquired from above, 2007
Private collection, Massachusetts, acquired from above, 2012
(Possibly) National Academy of Design, New York, New York, 1874, no. 149 (as Landscape, Lake George)
Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, New York, The Collector’s Eye: American Landscape Paintings from Long Island Collectors, October 12–December 1, 1996
(Possibly) Maria Naylor, The National Academy of Design Exhibition Record, 1861– 1900, vol. 1 (New York: Kennedy Galleries, 1973), 465, no. 149 (as Landscape, Lake George).
Erin Budis Coe and Gwendolyn Owens, Painting Lake George, 1774–1900 (Glens Falls, NY: The Hyde Collection, 2005), 79.
Richard William Hubbard was a prominent member of the Hudson River School known for his luminous, delicately-painted landscapes. Born in Middletown, Connecticut, Hubbard attended Yale College before moving to New York City to pursue his painting career. He trained under Samuel F.B. Morse at New York University and spent two years in Europe studying the history of art. There, he drew inspiration from the paintings of Claude Lorraine, whose lyrical treatment of light and atmosphere had a lasting impact on his work.
Hubbard returned to New York in 1842 and quickly established himself in the leading art circles of the