Artist Asher Brown Durand, American, 1796-1886
Title
  • Monument Mountain, Berkshires
Date probably 1850
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 28 × 42 inches (71.1 × 106.7 cm)
Framed: 43 1/4 × 57 5/8 × 6 3/8 inches (109.9 × 146.4 × 16.2 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Dexter M. Ferry, Jr. Fund
Accession Number 39.6
Department American Art before 1950
On View American W280, Level 2 (see map)
Signed Signed, lower left corner: A. B. Durand
1938, dealer, Dalzell Hatfield (Los Angeles, California, USA);
1939-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Burroughs, Clyde H. "Monument Mountain, Berkshires, by Asher B. Durand." Bulletin of the DIA 20, 1 (October 1940): pp. 5-7.

Richardson, Edgar P., ed. Catalogue of Paintings, Second Ed. Detroit, 1944, p. 41.

The Hudson River School and the Early American Landscape Tradition. Exh. cat., The Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, 1945, p. 47, no. 98.

American Painting 1804-1954. Exh. cat., The Ohio University. Athens, 1954, no. 9

The Great Decade in American Writing 1850-1860. Exh. cat., The American Academy of Arts and Letters. New York, 1954, pp. 28-29, no. 159.

American Landscape Painters 1800-1960. Exh. cat., The Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences. Norkfolk, VA, 1961, no. 11.

Huntington, David C. The Landscapes of Frederic Edwin Church. New York, 1966, pp. 24-25 (fig. 5). [dated as ca. 1851]

Wright, Cuthbert. Fanny Kemble and the Lovely Land. New York, 1974, p. 148 (ill.).

Lawall, David. Asher Brown Durand: A Documentary Catalogue of the Narrative and Landscape Paintings. New York, 1978, p. 1978, no. 287. [dated as ca. 1869]

Shaw, Nancy Rivard, et al. American Paintings in the Detroit Institute of Arts, Volume 1: Works by Artists Born Before 1816. New York, 1991, pp. 81-83 (ill.).

Ullmann, Helen Schatvet, CG, FASG, ed. Western Massachusetts Families in 1790, vol. 4. Boston, 2019, (ill. on cover).