March 9th, 2008

art

Art on Sunday: The Iron Mine, Port Henry, New York

Homer Dodge Martin (1836 – 1897)
The Iron Mine, Port Henry, New York, ca. 1862
Oil on canvas mounted on fiberboard
The Iron Mine, Port Henry, New York
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

I'm in the middle of Richard Russo's newest novel, Bridge of Sighs -- set, like many of Russo's other novels, in a decaying small town in upstate New York -- so I thought a little Hudson River School action would be just the ticket.