Artist Alexander Helwig Wyant, American, 1836-1892
  • Sunset in the Hills, New York
Date 1869
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Overall: 15 × 26 3/4 inches (38.1 × 67.9 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Dexter M. Ferry, Jr. Fund
Accession Number 35.113
Department American Art before 1950
Not On View
Signed Signed and dated, lower right: A. H. Wyant | 1869
1935, Thomson Galleries (Detroit, Michigan, USA) [as Along the Hudson];
1935-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Burroughs, C. “Early American Landscape Paintings.” Bulletin of the DIA 15, 6 (March 1936): p. 88.

“Titian, Poussin, Caravaggion, Cranach, Wyant Acquired by Detroit.” Art Digest 10 (August 1, 1936): pp. 10-11.

Richardson, Edgar P. American Romantic Painting. New York, 1944, p. 50.

Detroit Institute of Arts Catalogue of Paintings. Detroit, 1944, p. 147, no. 801. [as Sunset in the Hills]

American Painting 1857-1869. Exh. cat., University of Delaware and Wilmington Society of Fine Arts. Wilmington, 1962, no. 90.

Alexander Helwig Wyant, 1836-1892. Exh. cat., University of Utah, Museum of Fine Arts. Salt Lake City, 1968, no. 27.

The Index of Twentieth-Century Artists, 1933-1937. New York, 1970, pp. 627, 633.

Olpin, Robert Spencer. Alexander Helwig Wyant (1836-1892) American Landscape Painter: An Investigation of his Life and Fame and a Critical Analysis of his Work with a Catalogue Raisonné of Wyant Paintings. Ph. D. diss., Boston University. Boston, 1971, pp. 274-275, no. 38. Microfilm ed. Ann Arbor, MI, 1978.