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  •  Thanks, that's a great link. (3+ / 0-)
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    KenBee, boran2, RiveroftheWest

    I've lived south of Rochester for about 25 years, out in the boondocks. The local landscape still shows some traces of the Wadsworth rules circa 1800 in the form of these solitary oak trees.

    There's a great painting at the Memorial Art Gallery by the early Hudson River school painter Asher B. Durand called "Genesee Oaks". It was actually commissioned by one of the Wadsworths, and shows two of the giant oaks over a Genesee valley landscape.

    Interestingly, the descendants of the Wadsworth clan still occupy a big mansion on a decaying estate in Geneseo.

    •  nice here's the painting, see Durand's remarks (2+ / 0-)
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      boran2, RiveroftheWest

      Geneseo Oaks'

      very interesting remarks by and about Durand.

      Philip Koch's blog led me to the Hudson Valley school, really wonderful painting, and the tradition inspired many western views as well.
      There's one in the local museum of the Sierras and others very similar to the HVtype painting.
        Good for you for getting at that work.

      This machine kills Fascists.

      by KenBee on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 02:55:37 PM PDT

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