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


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

First Semi-Annual Exhibition, Massachusetts Academy of Fine Arts, Boston, 24 January - 1 May 1953, no. 16.
Extended loan, The Louise Home, Washington, 6 January 1916 - 3 May 1923, no catalogue.
Tribute to William Wilson Corcoran, George Washington Univesity Library, Washington, 1952, no catalogue.
Hudson River School, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 1955, no catalogue.
Past and Present: 250 Years of American Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, no catalogue.
Light and Shadow, South Texas Artmobile, Sixth Exhibit, Corpus Christi, September 1974 - May 1975.
19th Century American Landscape Paintings, Great Hall, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 15 October - 10 December 1975, no catalogue.
Loan for display at The White House, Washington, 1976.
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.
The American Evolution: A History through Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 2008, unpublished checklist.
American Journeys: Visions of Place, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 21 September 2013 - 28 September 2014, unpublished checklist.


Lanman, Charles. Catalogue of W.W. Corcoran's Gallery. Washington, 1857: 14, no. 54, as Washington's Headquarters on the Hudson River.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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