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    GEORGE HERBERT MCCORD (American 1848-1909)
    Boston Harbor at Sunset
    Oil on canvas
    10 x 12 inches (25.4 x 30.5 cm)
    Signed at lower right: G.H. McCord

    George McCord was a noted American landscape and marine painter from New York City. He studied at the Hudson River Institute, the Claverack Academy, and with Samuel F.B. Morse and James Fairman. A member of the second generation of Hudson River School painters, McCord traveled widely throughout the United States and Europe during his productive career. He was primarily a Brooklyn resident, although he maintained studio space at the famous 10th Street Studio Building in Manhattan as well, which was home to many of the greatest landscapists, including Frederic Church. Beginning about 1883 he had another studio in Morristown, NJ where he also taught art classes. He painted landscapes in the Berkshire, Adirondack and Laurentian mountain ranges, as well as in Florida and the Upper Mississippi. McCord was also among the select group of artists who painted the Grand Canyon for the Santa Fe Railroad. He spent much time in England, France, the Netherlands, Italy, and Scotland (where he was commissioned in 1890 to paint landscapes around the castle of Andrew Carnegie). He exhibited regularly at the National Academy for three decades. The present work is one of the artist's later efforts.


    Condition Report*: Good condition, original stretcher and canvas
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    December, 2007
    6th-7th Thursday-Friday
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