This is one of a series of sculptures (busts?) of Hudson River School painters to be found at Boscobel in Cold Spring NY.

This one is of Thomas Moran.

According to Wikipedia:

Thomas Moran (February 12, 1837 – August 25, 1926) was an American painter and printmaker of the Hudson River School in New York whose work often featured the Rocky Mountains. Moran and his family, wife Mary Nimmo Moran and daughter Ruth, took residence in New York where he obtained work as an artist. He was a younger brother of the noted marine artist Edward Moran, with whom he shared a studio. A talented illustrator and exquisite colorist, Thomas Moran was hired as an illustrator at Scribner’s Monthly. During the late 1860s, he was appointed the chief illustrator for the magazine, a position that helped him launch his career as one of the premier painters of the American landscape, in particular, the American West.

Moran along with Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Hill, and William Keith are sometimes referred to as belonging to the Rocky Mountain School of landscape painters because of all of the Western landscapes made by this group.

I had taken some pictures before (See: Boscobel – Sculptures of Hudson River School Artists), but it seems that they have added a number of new sculptures since then. Unfortunately, I had to rush off and was unable to photograph any of the other new ones.

Taken with a Sony A77II and Tamron A18 AF 18-250mm f3.5-6.3




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