George Loring Brown
American, 1814-1889
Pastoral Landscape with Locomotive and Picnic Goers
Oil on canvas
30 by 48 in. W/frame 34 by 42 in.

The Hudson River at Bear Mountain, with a family picnicking on the bank at left, was painted about 1850 by George Loring Brown. The funnel stacked locomotive being flagged at right was a herald of change. Railroads stacked up both river banks, bringing wealth to the river towns. Today railroad service is contracting back to just one bank.

American Heritage December 1958.


Private Collection Greenwich CT.
Le Trianon Fine Art & Antiques

Inventory Number: Art B96
1800-1899 American Figurative Landscape Period 1800-1899 19th Century Hudson River School

See Artist Bio below.

George Loring Brown
American, 1814-1889

Often referred to as “Claude” Brown because of his admiration for and emulation of landscapes of Claude Lorrain. His picturesque scenes, populated by peasants and classical monuments, and set in and around Florence, Rome, Naples and Venice, brought him much attention. These romantic views particularly appealed to Americans making the grand tour of Europe.

Alonzo Hartwell, Boston 1826
Abel Bowen, Joseph Andrews, Boston 1832
Eugene Isabey, Paris 1833

Boston Athenaeum, 1834-74
National Academy of Design, 1837-85
Apollo Association and American Art Union, 1839-52
Pennsylvania Academy of Design, 1836-64
Maryland Historical Society, 1848-53
Boston Arts Club, 1875-1882

Museums and Exhibitions:

Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Metropolitan Museum of Fine Arts
National Museum of Fine Arts
Shelburne Museum