PAFA Acquires David Johnson’s “The Hudson River from Fort Montgomery”

March 16, 2016

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts has announced their acquisition, along with some thirty other works, of David Johnson‘s The Hudson River from Fort Montgomery, which was included in our most recent catalogue.

Stephan Salisbury reported for Philly.com:

“The Johnson painting, The Hudson River from Fort Montgomery, measures more than 3 by 5 feet and presents a grand landscape view looking out toward the river, where sailboats and a steamer ply the waters. In the foreground are sheep and two leisurely travelers chatting on a path while a dog patiently waits.

“Brigham and Anna Marley, academy curator of historical American art, said the painting, now on view, is in very fine shape.

“‘Johnson is only known to have painted six paintings at this scale,’ added Marley.”

Menconi + Schoelkopf congratulates the Academy on the acquisition of a tremendous and tremendously important painting.

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