Lot 205
John Frederick Kensett (American, 1816-1872), Abin Bridge, 1845
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Pencil on paper, signed with artist's monogram at lower right, inscribed at upper right "Abin Bridge July 1845.," matted and framed under glass.

Sight size 8 3/4 x 10 1/2 in.; Frame dimensions 20 1/2 x 22 1/4 in.

John Frederick Kensett was part of the second generation of the Hudson River School art movement. He, along with fellow artists, Jasper Cropsey and Fitz Henry Lane, are often referred to as Luminists for their bold, atmospheric lighting in their landscapes.

This drawing, dated 1845, was completed while Kensett was living, studying and working in Europe and England. He left New York for Paris in 1840. After two years in France, he spent the next two working as an engraver in London. He returned to the Continent for a summer tour of Switzerland and Germany in 1845, followed by several years in Italy before finally returning to New York in 1847.

Light toning to sheet; minor rubbing to frame; not examined out of the frame.

$1,000 - 2,000