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Inscription

lower center on rock: 1851 / J.F. Cropsey

Provenance

Purchased by 1857 from the artist by William Wilson Corcoran [1798-1888], Washington;[1] gift 1869 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1853
First Semi-Annual Exhibition, Massachusetts Academy of Fine Arts, Boston, 24 January - 1 May 1953, no. 16.
1916
Extended loan, The Louise Home, Washington, 6 January 1916 - 3 May 1923, no catalogue.
1952
Tribute to William Wilson Corcoran, George Washington Univesity Library, Washington, 1952, no catalogue.
1955
Hudson River School, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 1955, no catalogue.
1966
Past and Present: 250 Years of American Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, no catalogue.
1974
Light and Shadow, South Texas Artmobile, Sixth Exhibit, Corpus Christi, September 1974 - May 1975.
1975
19th Century American Landscape Paintings, Great Hall, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 15 October - 10 December 1975, no catalogue.
1975
Loan for display at The White House, Washington, 1976.
2005
Encouraging American Genius: Master Paintings from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte; John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, 2005-2007, checklist no. 22.
2008
The American Evolution: A History through Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 2008, unpublished checklist.
2013
American Journeys: Visions of Place, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 21 September 2013 - 28 September 2014, unpublished checklist.
Bibliography
1966
Phillips, Dorothy W. A Catalogue of the Collection of American Paintings in The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Vol. 1: Painters born before 1850. Washington, 1966: 109-110, repro., as Washington's Headquarters on the Hudson.
2000
Cash, Sarah, with Terrie Sultan. American Treasures of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. New York, 2000: 65, repro., as Washington's Headquarters on the Hudson.
2011
Wagner, Ann Prentice. "Jasper Francis Cropsey, Tourn Mountain, Head Quarters of Washington, Rockland Co., New York. In Corcoran Gallery of Art: American Paintings to 1945. Edited by Sarah Cash. Washington, 2011: 102-103, 121, 261-262, repro.
2013
Speiser, Anthony M., ed. Jasper Francis Cropsey: Catalogue Raisonne, Works in Oil; Works in Oil, Volume One: 1842-1863 . Hastings-on-Hudson, 2013: 133-135, repro.