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
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.