9. "Landscape," by A.B. Durand, National Academician. A painting by this renowned artist, the friend of Cole, and, with him, the founder of the American school of landscape painting, and for many years the President of the National School of Design, is always an object of absorbing interest with the art public. Of late years, the public have seen but few of Mr. Durand's inimitable landscapes, owing to the fact that they are always bespoken before leaving his easel, and pass at once into the galleries of the fortunate owners. The esteem in which Mr. Durand is held cannot be better exemplified than by mentioning that, at the sale of the "Cozzens Collection" in New York, May 22d, 1868, his "Beeches" realized the princely sum of $4,000. In the painting here exhibited, nothing has been attempted but a simple, unpretending effect in nature, in which the artist has proved most successful. To subdued natural coloring is joined faultless drawing, and nothing can be finer than the superb individuality of the tree truths. [Pp. 61-62; exhibited under heading: "Paintings."]
Ninth Annual Report of the Saint Louis Agricultural and Mechanical Association. Prepared for Publication by Maj. Geo. W. Gilson. St. Louis: Missouri Democrat Book and Job Printing House. 1871.
Artist nationality: American.
Artist professional affiliation: National Academy of Design; National Academician.