Women of the Hudson River School

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Jennifer Krieger and Nancy Siegel, curators of the exhibition “Remember the Ladies: Women of the Hudson River School,” the first to focus solely on women artists associated with the 19th-century landscape painting movement. It features paintings, embroidered landscapes, photography and drawings by Julia Hart Beers, Susie Barstow, Sara Cole, Josephine Walters, among others. “Remember the Ladies: Women of the Hudson River School” is on view through October 31 at The Thomas Cole Historic Site, in Catskill, New York.

From "Remember the Ladies: Women of the Hudson River School"
From "Remember the Ladies: Women of the Hudson River School"

Susie M. Barstow (1836–1923)
Landscape, 1865
Oil on canvas, 30 x 22 in.
Collection of Elizabeth and Alfred Scott

From "Remember the Ladies: Women of the Hudson River School"
From "Remember the Ladies: Women of the Hudson River School"

Julie Hart Beers (1835–1913)
Hudson Valley at Croton Point, 1869
Oil on canvas, 12 x 20 in.
Collection of Nicholas V. Bulzacchelli

From "Remember the Ladies: Women of the Hudson River School"
From "Remember the Ladies: Women of the Hudson River School"

Sarah Cole (1805–1857)
Ancient Column Near Syracuse, c. 1848
Oil on canvas, 117/8 x 117/8 in.
Neville-Strass Collection

From "Remember the Ladies: Women of the Hudson River School"
From "Remember the Ladies: Women of the Hudson River School"

Elizabeth Jerome (1824–1910)
Tropical Landscape, 1871
Oil on canvas, 30 x 48 in.
Collection of Jack and Mary Ann Hollihan

From "Remember the Ladies: Women of the Hudson River School"
From "Remember the Ladies: Women of the Hudson River School"

Mary Blood Mellen (1819–1886)
Field Beach, c. 1850s
Oil on canvas on board, 241/4 x 33 15/16 in.
Cape Ann MuseumGift of Jean Stanley

From "Remember the Ladies: Women of the Hudson River School"
From "Remember the Ladies: Women of the Hudson River School"

Harriet Cany Peale (1800–1869)
Kaaterskill Clove, 1858
Oil on canvas, 36 x 25 in.
Private Collection

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