Looking North from Ossining, New York

Samuel Colman (American, 1832–1920)
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions16 3/8 × 30 3/8 inches
CreditGift of the Estate of Sarah Williams, 1944
Accession Number44.100a

In painting this long view from the John Williams estate, Strawberry Hill, Colman took advantage of the topography along the Hudson in Westchester, with its strong pattern of north and south hills. From northern Irvington up to and past Croton, we see a rural area full of beautiful nature and pastoral animals left to roam through the county’s many farms and estates. The adventurous Colman painted from the American West to Morocco but he lived in Irvington in the 1860s and returned to the subject of the Hudson throughout his career.