Fellow Hudson River school artists Jervis McEntee, along with Robert Ferguson Weir, Worthington Whittredge and Richard William Hubbard carried Gifford's casket to the cemetery. McEntee writes about it in his diaries: "As I came home in the twilight, I looked at the beautiful mountains where we had been so much together and which glorify so many of his canvases."

Gifford Images

Examples of paintings by Sanford Robinson Gifford
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A Gorge in the Mountains (Kauterskill Clove), 1862
Oil on canvas; 48 x 39 7/8 in.
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Morning on the Hudson, Haverstraw Bay, 1866
Oil on canvas, 14 1/4 x 30 1/4 in.
Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection

Marshes of the Hudson, 1878
Oil on canvas, 16 1/2 x 30 1/2 in.
The Lunder Collection
Colby Museum of Art

Lake Nemi (Italy), 1856-57
Oil on canvas; 39 5/8 x 60 3/8 in.
Toledo Museum of Art

Sunset Over the Palisades on the Husdon, 1879
Oil on canvas; 18 1/8 x 34 1/8 in.
Private Collection

A Sudden Storm, Lake George, circa 1877
Oil on canvas; 18 x 31 1/4 in.
Private Collection

A Lake Twilight, 1861
Oil on canvas; 15 1/2 x 27 1/2 in.
Private Collection


Anonymous said...

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ArtLvr said...

Congratulations! what a thrilling find -- Thank you for sharing the restoration plans on this attractive website, and I'll be glad to help.

SGifford said...

I'm actually the namesake of Sanford Robinson Gifford. This is really amazing!

Kevin Spaulding said...

What an awesome, well deserved project! Gifford was probably the best Hudson School painters in my book, and perhaps an even more "worthy" grave stone or monument will be erected in his honor some day.

jackie skrzynski said...

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