SOLD Southern Swamp, 1832

by Thomas Doughty (1791–1856)
Oil on panel
13¾ x 20 inches
Signed and dated lower right: DOUGHTY / 1832




Harold Cole Antiques, Woodbury, Connecticut

Ann and Joel Finn, Roxbury, Connecticut, acquired from above

Jeffrey Tillou Antiques, Litchfield, Connecticut, from above

Private collection, Jacksonville, Florida, from above

Related Works Carolina Swamp, 1825, oil on canvas, 25 x 36 inches, signed and dated lower right: Doughty / 1825; Private collection, reproduced in Frank H. Goodyear Jr., Thomas Doughty: An American Pioneer in Landscape Painting (Philadelphia: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1973), 22, no. 5. Lake Scene, ca. 1828, oil on canvas, 25 x 36 inches; The Library Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Artist Biography

America’s first native landscape painter

By William Tylee Ranney Abbott

The paintings of Thomas Doughty represent America’s earliest tradition of landscape painting. His intense admiration for nature resulted in painterly depictions of the utmost truthfulness. The popularity of this new development facilitated the advancement of the landscape painting tradition in the United States, paving the way for future masters such as Thomas Cole and Frederic Edwin Church.

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