View from West Point
From Inventory Sheet:
Hudson River School sand painting
Black, white and gray landscape, sailboats
James Smith Pierce Collection
Tag: JSP Estate Collection
From Text Panel:
The work of an anonymous American artist, this image reflects the influence of the Hudson River School, a nineteenth-century group of painters who captured the unique beauty of the American landscape in images of upstate New York and rural New England. The artist added to the decorative quality of the work by employing a mineral compound that gives the image a glittering sheen.