25 September 2012
Ferdinand Richardt (1819-1895)
signed and dated 'Ferd. Richardt/1858' (lower left)
oil on canvas
37 x 62 in. (94 x 157.5 cm.)
Alexander Gallery, New York.
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1994.
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Ferdinand Richardt traveled to the United States in 1855 upon receiving a commission from William Vanderbilt (1821-1885) to paint Niagara Falls. During the ensuing four years, he painted over one hundred views of the falls and other famous American landmarks and landscapes, including the Mississippi River and Mammoth Cave.
Please note the location depicted in this painting is Montmorency Falls, Quebec, Canada.
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