Bouquet Valley Adirondacks

William Trost Richards (1833–1905)


Oil on canvas

Gift of Sewell C. Biggs; 1992.38

William Trost Richards is associated with the second generation of the Hudson Valley School of landscape painting, and the subject of this painting, the Bouquet Valley, was a favorite sketching ground for his contemporaries. The scene features the origin of the Hudson River and the highest mountains of the Adirondacks. Richards seems to have cast aside the romantic imagery of earlier members of this group, instead relying on a more acute observation of natural detail.