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    ALBERTUS DEL ORIENT BROWERE (American, 1814-1887)
    Round Top Mountain from the Shinglekill Falls
    Oil on wooden panel
    14-1/4 x 18-1/4 inches (36.2 x 46.4 cm)
    Initialled lower left: A.D.O.B.
    Inscribed with title verso in pencil: Round Top Mountain from the [sic] Shinclekill Falls


    Landscape, still life and genre painter, Albertus del Orient Browere was born in Tarrytown, New York. He was the son of Henry Isaac Browere, a sculptor of life masks of Thomas Jefferson, Gilbert Stuart, Lafayette, John Quincy Adams and other notables. Browere received his art training from his father, and then at the National Academy in New York where he first exhibited in 1831. Other than two fruitless trips to California in search of gold, Browere spent his life in Catskill, New York painting that region. In Catskill, he earned money as an apothecary and as a carriage and sign painter for local merchants. He exhibited at numerous other organizations in addition to the National Academy of Design. The present work is a highly original composition, possessing a view down two branches of a fork in a river. Curiously this is not a common device among American landscape painters but is prevalent in the work of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish artists. Shinglekill Falls in the Catskill Mountains of New York was a favorite haunt of mid-19th century landscape painters.


    Condition Report*: Framed Dimensions 20 X 23.75 Inches
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    May, 2012
    15th Tuesday
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