Pompton, New Jersey, 1879by David Johnson (1827–1908)
18 1/16 x 26⅛ inches
Monogrammed and dated lower right: DJ. 79.; on verso: –Study– / Pompton. / N-J. / David Johnson. 1879.
Private collection, Cincinnati, Ohio
Schillay Fine Art, New York, New York
Questroyal Fine Art, LLC, New York, New York, acquired from above, 2004
Private collection, Greenwich, Connecticut, acquired from above, 2004
Study, Pompton, New Jersey, 1879, oil on canvas, 18 3/16 x 26¼ inches, Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Massachusetts
As a second-generation member of the Hudson River School, David Johnson experienced artistic success during the second half of the nineteenth century. The style of his rocky landscape scenes tended to coincide with whatever genre the current art market dictated as on trend, with his later works demonstrating a distinctly luminist influence.
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Born in New York City on May 10, 1827, David Johnson went on to become a skilled landscape artist who led a relatively quiet life. Johnson was essentially a self-taught