The Trout Pool


Size: 15 3/8 x 12 3/4 inches (39.1 x 32.4 cm)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Signed lower left: W. Whittredge
Why We Love It

This work is a study for the larger canvas of the same title at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Likely a landscape in the Catskills, the painting reveals the influence of Asher B. Durand; however, Whittredge used a masterful blend of light and shadow, detail and painterliness to emphasize nature's expressive qualities, in particular what made the American landscape extraordinary.

The Value

As a study for one of Whittredge's masterworks, this is an important example of Hudson River School painting by one of the foremost artists of the movement. Presented in a beautiful period frame, this work would make an excellent addition to any collection of American art.