Joseph Tubby. Hudson River from Ponckhockie. Oil on canvas, c. 1850s, 20 ¼ × 30 in. The Friends of Historic Kingston Collection. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Cordts. (Average user rating: 0.0)
Born in England, Tubby emigrated to New York with his family and soon settled in Rondout, now part of Kingston, New York. He never identified closely with the New York City-based Hudson River School of landscape painters, but he was a good friend and sometime sketching companion of one of them, Jervis McEntee, who was born in Rondout and returned there often. Tubby showed little taste for the kind of "wild" scenery favored by many of the Hudson River School painters, and his Kingston region subjects are prosaic if attractively executed, recalling the renowned prints of The Hudson River Portfolio, published well before the emergence of the New York landscape painters.
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Location Notes: Tubby's prospect here is south with Sturgeon Point on the east bank and Port Ewen on the western shore. This view may be experienced on the river's opposite bank from Hasbrouck Park, reachable off Route 9W east on Delaware Avenue in Kingston, NY. Enter the park on Hasbrouck Park Road, park at the end of the loop near the pavilion. The trail head for the view can be reached by a short trail that leads through the woods to the top of bluff overlooking the river.
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