Robert S. Duncanson

Owl's Head Mountain

1864
Duncanson was the first recorded African-American landscape painter and was associated with the Hudson River School. He settled in Montreal from 1863 to 1865 after fleeing the United States during the American Civil War. His delicate rendering of light conveys a sublime stillness and reflection, characteristic of his early Canadian subject matter. His style would influence many Canadian painters, including his student Allan Edson.
Title
Owl's Head Mountain
Date
1864
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
45.7 x 91.7 cm
Nationality
Canadian; American
Credit line
Purchased 1978
Accession number
18982