View of Cold Spring and Mount Taurus from Fort Putnam

View of Cold Spring and Mount Taurus from Fort Putnam
Thomas Chambers emigrated from England to the United States in 1832. His work as a landscape and marine artist is characterized by simple outlines, bold colors, and strong forms. This popular view from Fort Putnam on the Hudson River shows the village of Cold Spring, home of the West Point Foundry, the most extensive and complete iron works in the United States. Some of Chambers's subjects were drawn directly from nature while others, such as View of Cold Spring, were inspired by prints. This painting, based on an engraving by John Henry Bartlett, follows the tradition of the Hudson River School of landscape painters, who depicted dramatic American landscapes. The ruins of Fort Putnam (a Revolutionary War era landmark) are a subtle reference to American history and to the European romantic interest in antiquity.
Physical dimensions: 
depth 4.25 in ; height 47.75 in ; width 58 in