Ary, Henry – American Artist

Six-gallon stoneware salt-glazed pottery water cooler with profuse incised decoration of birds feeding in a flowering tree, signed "Morgan Maker / Balt," William Morgan, Baltimore, Maryland, circa 1822 to 1827

p4A ItemID E8916091
An Historical yellowwware pitcher having two red transferware political and historical yellow ground with polychromatic highlights. The first transferware is of Henry Hunt, Esq. surrounded by an American Navy ship

p4A ItemID E8898800
An American Historical and Political plate, Staffordshire style with green transferware decoration, bust of William Henry Harrison, Hero of the Thames 1813

p4A ItemID E8898796
A monumental WH Triphugen (Triphagen) Pewamo, Michigan double-handled stoneware merchant's jug, American,19th century, probably Ohio, 26star flag and cobalt script

p4A ItemID E8893980

Henry Ary (American, 1807 to 1859).

Henry Ary was a key figure in the development of Hudson River landscape painting. Born near Providence, Rhode Island, by 1831 Ary was painting portraits in Albany, New York. Three years later Ary moved to Catskill, New York, where he was encouraged by Thomas Cole to paint landscapes. By 1845 Ary was living in Hudson, New York, and had begun to exhibit his landscapes at the National Academy of Design and other venues. Although Ary specialized in local views of the Hudson River and Mount Merino, he also painted in the Catskills, where he sketched with his friend, the young Sanford R. Gifford, in the early 1850s.

Ary’s connections with the Gifford family were extensive. Sanford’s older brother, Frederick, was one of Ary’s patrons, and his father, Elihu, in addition to being one of Hudson’s early industrialists, was a trustee of the Hudson Female Academy where Ary taught painting and drawing.

P4A acknowledges the assistance of Shannons Fine Arts Auctioneers in preparing this reference note.

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