Skip to Main Content

Asher B. Durand's "Kindred Spirits"

July 1, 2005 – January 1, 2007
West Building Main Floor

Asher Brown Durand, The Stranded Ship, 1844, oil on canvas, Gift of Ann and Mark Kington/The Kington Foundation through Millennium Funds, 2003.71.1

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: American artist Asher B. Durand's painting Kindred Spirits was installed adjacent to the museum's American galleries in this single-work presentation. The painting depicts artist Thomas Cole and poet William Cullen Bryant surrounded by the landscape of the Catskill Mountains. Prior to display at the National Gallery of Art, the work had been purchased from the New York Public Library by the Walton Family Foundation. The work was loaned to the National Gallery courtesy of the Walton Family Foundation.

Brochure: Asher B. Durand: "Kindred Spirits," by Franklin Kelly. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 2005.

Other Venues: Brooklyn Museum, New York, April 6–August 12, 2007

Durand, Asher Brown
American, 1796 - 1886

View Related Collection Information: American Painting