Image Resources | Currently on View in Andrew and Jane Paine Galleries (K213)

Lake Shawangunk

Worthington Whittredge (American, 1820-1910)


This panoramic view captures the atmosphere and luminous colors of the Catskills in autumn.

The light-filled sky reflected in the water may be a metaphor for spiritual and physical harmony.

A tiny image of a boat in the center of the lake leaves a trail of ripples in the water.

Piece was a gift of the Newhouse Galleries in 1944

Object Information

artist
Worthington Whittredge (American, 1820-1910)
creation date
1863
materials
oil on canvas
dimensions
12 x 23-1/2 in.
20-1/2 x 30-7/8 in. (framed)
accession number
44.82
credit line
Gift of the Newhouse Galleries
copyright
Public Domain
collection
American Painting and Sculpture to 1945
colors