A Glimpse of the Hudson

A Glimpse of the Hudson

George Inness (1825–1894)

ca. 1880

Oil on cardboard

Sewell C. Biggs bequest; 2004.456

After beginning his artistic training with itinerant painter John Jesse Barker (dates unknown), George Inness would later work as a map-engraver during his teenage years, studying landscape painting under Régis François Gignoux (1816–1882). In these early years, he also studied at the National Academy of Design, as well as with Hudson River School painters Thomas Cole (1801–1848) and Asher B. Durand (1796–1886). Inness often traveled to Europe, in particular France and Italy, where he practiced painting outdoors, or plein air.