Kaaterskill Falls, 1871

  • Sanford Robinson Gifford, American, 1823-1880

Oil on canvas

  • Unframed: 14 3/4 × 12 1/2 inches (37.5 × 31.8 cm)
  • 25 1/2 × 23 1/4 × 2 3/4 inches (64.8 × 59.1 × 7 cm)

Gift of Katherine French Rockwell

56.185

On View

  • American W280

Department

American Art before 1950

  • Oil
  • Canvas
  • Waterfall
  • Painting (visual work)
  • Landscape
  • New york
  • Kaaterskill
  • Hudson river school

Inscribed, on the back: S R Gifford 1871 | Hudson, N. Y. Stenciled, on the back: Prepared by Edwd Dechaux, New York

possibly Augustus S. Bachelder (Boston, Massachusetts, USA). Katherine French Rockwell (Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA)

1956-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Romantic America. Exh. cat., John Herron Art Museum. Indianapolis, 1961, no. 16. Weiss, I. Sanford Robinson Gifford. New York, 1977, p. 334 (ill.). [as Kauterskull Falls] Weiss, IIa. Poetic Landscape, the Art and Experience of Sanford R. Gifford. Newark, DE, 1987, p. 292 (ill.). Simon, Janice. "Sanford R. Gifford's 'Kaaterskill Falls': A Place of Intimate Immensity," Bulletin of the DIA 67, no. 4 (1993): pp. 4-13, (ill.) p. 4.

Sanford Robinson Gifford, Kaaterskill Falls, 1871, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Katherine French Rockwell, 56.185.