ART COLLECTOR WORLD : G.R. Hardernbergh - Morven Museum
1 . 13 . 2022 - Princeton, New Jersey
Grouse, 1885. Gerard Rutgers Hardenbergh (1856-1915), oil on canvas. Collection of the Van Nostrand Family. Photo by ACW ©
G.R. Hardenbergh was a prominent artist from New Jersey who specialized in Ornithology. His art is being honored at the Morven Museum in Princeton, New Jersey. The exhibit titled, In Nature's Realm: The Art of Gerard Rutgers Hardenbergh, pretty much sums up the extent of the exhibit. This study of birds lends Hardeberghs art to be considered an American Audobon. The exhibit is wrapping up now this year, January 9th, 2022 but began Febuary 19th, 2021. Though some of the works were not of animals but had an impressionist feel such as scenes of boats and lakes.
The title work (Grouse) pictured above may well have been Gerard's Mona Lisa. Before the age of 20 he was already showcasing his works at the 1876 Cententennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. No records exist of him being a scholarly artist though self-taught has not been ruled out as well. His works were quite praised in his day by local critics and collectors. One critic praised his skill level at such a young age and being so detailed and accurate.
Source: Morven Notes
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