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Mist Rising at Sunset in the Catskills

A work made of oil on canvas.
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  • A work made of oil on canvas.


c. 1861


Sanford Robinson Gifford
American, 1823–1880

About this artwork

Sanford Robinson Gifford was a key figure of the Hudson River School, the group of landscape painters that flourished in the New York region in the mid-19th century. The Catskill Mountains were an important subject for Gifford, who made drawings and oil sketches like this one during excursions in the area; such works often served as source material for larger compositions produced later in his studio. Mist Rising at Sunset in the Catskills is a swift, freely rendered depiction of evanescent mist above a pond and brilliantly illuminated clouds amid a low sun. Two men attending a boat on the shore give the mountainous scene a sense of grandeur despite the painting’s small dimensions.


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Arts of the Americas


Sanford Robinson Gifford


Mist Rising at Sunset in the Catskills


United States (Artist's nationality)


c. 1861


Oil on canvas


17.2 × 24.1 cm (6 3/4 × 9 1/2 in.)

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Gift of Jamee J. and Marshall Field

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