Rocky Cliff (c. 1860) by Asher Durand

Rocky Cliff - Asher Durand - c. 1860

Artwork Information

TitleRocky Cliff
ArtistAsher Durand
Datec. 1860
MediumOil On Canvas
Dimensions16 1/2 x 24 in (41.9 x 61 cm)

About Rocky Cliff

Asher B. Durand’s Rocky Cliff is a 100% hand-painted oil painting on canvas that depicts a natural landscape of a rocky cliff with a tree in the foreground. The artwork is part of the Romanticism genre and was created circa 1860, measuring 16 1/2 x 24 in. (41.9 x 61 cm). Asher B. Durand was one of the founders of the Hudson River school of landscape painting, and his interest shifted from engraving to oil painting around 1830.

The Rocky Cliff shows a bedrock terrain formation with cliffs that rise dramatically against the sky, symbolizing nature’s towering grandeur over humans’ smallness. The painting accurately portrays the texture and color variation of rocks and trees through volume, brushstrokes, and light effects that create depth perception to evoke awe-inspiring emotions.

This masterpiece is available as high-quality oil reproduction from and comes with a free certificate of authenticity upon purchase. Art lovers or collectors can appreciate this artwork’s beauty and accurate portrayal, preserving its contribution to art history for generations to come.

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