Progress (The Advance of Civilization) (Primary Title)

Asher B. Durand, American, 1796 - 1886 (Artist)

Educational
1853
American
Oil on canvas
Framed: 58 7/16 × 82 1/4 × 4 3/8 in. (148.43 × 208.92 × 11.11 cm)
2018.547
Gift of an Anonymous Donor
Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, April 19–July 9, 1853

The Railroad in the American Landscape: 1850–1950, The Wellesley College Museum, Wellesley, Mass., April 15–June 8, 1981.

American Dreams: Paintings and Decorative Arts from the Warner Collection, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, September 20, 1997–January 2, 1998

Kindred Spirits: Asher B. Durand and the American Landscape, Brooklyn Museum, March 30–July 29, 2007; Smithsonian American Art Museum, September 14, 2007–January 6, 2008; San Diego Museum of Art, February 2–April 27, 2008

Thomas Cole’s Journey: Atlantic Crossings, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, January 30–May 13, 2018; Thomas Cole: Eden to Empire [exhibition title in London], National Gallery of Art, London, June 11–October 7, 2018

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