Louise Livingston - Scenic Protection Partner

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Scenic Protection Partner

Concurrent with the romantic era at Montgomery Place, the Hudson River School of painting flourished and the Hudson River Valley served as the cradle of arts, literature, and culture for the young nation.

New York’s economy was exploding, in large part due to the 1825 opening of the Erie Canal and access to massive agricultural markets in the midwest. This was also an era of considerable westward expansion via the railroad and other transport as well as rapid changes in the character of city, farm, and frontier life.

View on the Catskill - Early Autumn, by Thomas Cole. Oil on canvas, 1837. Gift in memory of Jonathon Sturges by his children, 1895 (95.13.3), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA. Image copyright © The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Art Resource NY.

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