Private collection, New Hampshire
Estate of above, New Hampshire
Sale, Brandywine Valley Auctions, Landenberg, Pennsylvania, December 4, 2022, lot 45, from above
Note: Mount Mansfield is a group of peaks in Vermont’s Green Mountains, which are said to resemble a man’s face. Richard William Hubbard visited the area in the summer of 1858 on a sketching trip with his friend and fellow Hudson River School painter Sanford Robinson Gifford. Soon after, Mount Mansfield became a popular tourist attraction appreciated for its spectacular views.
On the stretcher bar: Ordered from the artist by Robert J. Hubbard, / in 1873. Notable American artist from 1856 1886.
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