Landscape Painting, Mountain and Castle
New York, Circa 1833 to 1860
Thomas Chambers [English-born, American Hudson River School Painter, ca. 1808-1866] was born in London in 1808 and emigrated to the United States in 1832. A painter of both landscapes and marine scenes, Chambers did not confine his artistic subjects to views that he knew firsthand but made liberal use of both his imagination and popular engraved images, rhythmic shapes, bold colors and strong contours. One does not just "view" a painting by Chambers but become immersed in it . . . drawn into it . . . surrounded by it, amazed by the interplay of light and shadow he is so well known for. It's truly magical, albeit whimsical. Gilt frame is period but not original. Tiny puncture at the lower right was expertly restored.
Dimensions: 27 by 21 frame, 23 by 17 sight-size.
His work is widely represented in a number of Museums . . . the American Folk Art Museum, Mead Art Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, New-York Historical Society, Rhode Island School of Design, Shelburne Museum, Smith College Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the Wadsworth Atheneum to name a few.