Provenance Private estate, Connecticut
Related Works Temple of the Sibyl, Tivoli, 1858, oil on canvas; Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida Temple of the Sibyl, Tivoli, 1876, oil on canvas, 9⅛ x 12⅛ inches; Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Ohio
Note: According to Dr. Kenneth Maddox, the architecture pictured is likely inspired by the Temple of Sibyl in Tivoli.
This painting will be included in the forthcoming addition to the catalogue raisonné of the artist’s work by the Newington-Cropsey Foundation.
Famed Hudson River School painter and architect.
By Tiffany Win
A leader of the Hudson River School famous for colorful autumnal landscapes.
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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.