Lake George at Sunset
By John F. Kensett
This glowing sunset view of Lake George was painted by Kensett in the final year of his life. It may have been purchased by Frederick and Julia Billings after his death, one of the six hundred works of art offered at the auction that emptied the contents of the artist’s studio in New York in March 1873.
For many years this painting hung in the Mansion parlor, then it was retired to storage in the attic. It was brought out of storage and returned to view in the hall in 1988.
Oil, canvas. 60x90 cm
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, MABI 2814