Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Still digging out of our 30" Blizzard - Snow by George Henry Durrie 1820–1863



George Henry Durrie (American artist, 1820-1863) Going to Church in 1853

George Henry Durrie was an American artist Whose rural winter scenes Became popular During The Civil War era. Durrie was born in New Haven, Connecticut, where His father was an immigrant from England, & amp; His mother was a descendant of Governor William Bradford, a Mayflower pilgrim. Durrie taught himself to paint in his teens. In 1839, Durrie & amp; His Brother John Began 2 years of artistic instruction from Nathaniel Jocelyn, a local engraver & amp; portrait painter. Much of Durrie's early career was spent as an itinerant portrait painter, traveling over the countryside in search of commissions in rural areas. In 1839, Durrie Traveled to Hartford & amp; Bethany, Connecticut; and 1840-1841, he worked in Naugatuck & amp; Meriden, Connecticut, and in Freehold & amp; Keyport, New Jersey. After 1842, he settled in New Haven With His new wife & amp; growing family; but he made ​​painting trips to New Jersey, New York, & amp; Virginia. His account book shows at this time His portraits were between $ 5 to & amp; $ 15 each. His income to supplement, Durrie did other jobs such as painting portraits Altering, varnishing, & amp; painting decorative motifs on window shutters. Around 1850, he Began painting genre scenes of rural life & amp; winter landscapes; as portrait painters Began to lose business to the room. An advertisement in the New Haven Register Daily reads: "Having engaged for a few months past in painting a number of choice Winter Scenes, [GH Durrie] would offer them at public sale to the admirers of the fine arts ... It is needless to add That no collection of pictures is complete without one or will more Winter Scenes. " Reportedly, four prints of His work were published by Currier & amp; Ives between 1860 & amp; the artist's death in New Haven in 1863; & Amp; 6 additional prints were issued after His death.



George Henry Durrie (American artist, 1820-1863) A Cold Morning



George Henry Durrie (American artist, 1820-1863) Gathering Wood for Winter 1855



George Henry Durrie (American artist, 1820-1863) Hunter in Winter Wood



George Henry Durrie (American artist, 1820-1863) Farmstead in Winter 1860



George Henry Durrie (American artist, 1820-1863) Farmyard in Winter 1862



George Henry Durrie (American artist, 1820-1863) Yellow Farmhouse in Winter 1859



George Henry Durrie (American artist, 1820-1863) Wintertime on the Farm



George Henry Durrie (American artist, 1820-1863) Winter Scene in New Haven Connecticut 1858



George Henry Durrie (American artist, 1820-1863) Winter Scene in New England in 1859



George Henry Durrie (American artist, 1820-1863) Winter Scene 1857



George Henry Durrie (American artist, 1820-1863) Winter Landscape



George Henry Durrie (American artist, 1820-1863) Winter Landscape with Log Cart 1855



George Henry Durrie (American artist, 1820-1863) Winter in the Country the Old Grist Mill in 1862



George Henry Durrie (American artist, 1820-1863) Winter in the Country on a Cold Morning 1861



George Henry Durrie (American artist, 1820-1863) Winter in the Country Getting Ice 1862



George Henry Durrie (American artist, 1820-1863) Winter in the Country Farmyard 1858



George Henry Durrie (American artist, 1820-1863) Winter in the Country in 1861



George Henry Durrie (American artist, 1820-1863) Winter in the Country in 1857



George Henry Durrie (American artist, 1820-1863) Winter in New England in 1852



George Henry Durrie (American artist, 1820-1863) Winter Farmyard and Sleigh



George Henry Durrie (American artist, 1820-1863) Winter Farm Yard 1855



George Henry Durrie (American artist, 1820-1863) The Halfway House 1861



George Henry Durrie (American artist, 1820-1863) Seven Miles to Farmington



George Henry Durrie (American artist, 1820-1863) Red Schoolhouse Winter 1858



George Henry Durrie (American artist, 1820-1863) On the Road to Boston



George Henry Durrie (American artist, 1820-1863) New England Winter Scene 1858



George Henry Durrie (American artist, 1820-1863) Ketcham Farm in Winter, New Haven



George Henry Durrie (American artist, 1820-1863) Jones Inn Winter 1855



George Henry Durrie (American artist, 1820-1863) Jones Inn in Winter 1853



George Henry Durrie (American artist, 1820-1863) Feeding the Sheep 1862


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