View on the Connecticut, 1854

by Jasper Francis Cropsey (1823–1900)
Oil on canvas
7⅛ x 12¼ inches
Initialed and dated lower right of center: J. F. C. 1854


Tillou Gallery, Inc., Litchfield, Connecticut, by 1981

Mrs. John C. Newington, Greenwich, Connecticut, by 1988

R. Weimer Gallery, Darien, Connecticut

Suzanne and Stanley S. Arkin, acquired from above, 1995

Sale, Sotheby’s New York, New York, January 19, 2024, lot 3, from above


The Magazine Antiques, 119, no. 1 (January 1981): 119 (as Sunset).

Anthony M. Speiser, Jasper Francis Cropsey: Catalogue Raisonné, Works in Oil, Volume One: 1842–1863 (Hastings-on-Hudson, NY: Newington-Cropsey Foundation, 2013), 187, no. 304.

Related Works

Schatacook Mountain, Housatonic Valley, Connecticut, 1845, oil on canvas, 30 x 46 inches; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

Autumn - On the Hudson River, 1860, oil on canvas, 59¾ x 108¼ inches; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Artist Biography

Famed Hudson River School painter and architect.

By Tiffany Win

A leader of the Hudson River School famous for colorful autumnal landscapes.

I. Biography
II. Chronology
III. Collections
IV. Exhibitions
V. Memberships
VI. Notes
VII. Suggested Resources

I. Biography

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.

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