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"Hudson River School’s paintings"
Issue date: 21th August 2014

The four Forever® stamps — which cost $0.49 each (August 2014) were issued in a double-sided pane of 20 self-adhesive stamps (convertible booklet format).

Along with the double-sided pane of 20 (issue quantity — 100 million stamps), the US Postal Service sold the Hudson River School stamp press sheets, both with and without the die-cuts that normally separate individual stamps. Each press sheet consists of four panes and was sold for $39.20. The US Postal Service published, that a total of 1'000 press sheets with die-cuts and 1'500 without die-cuts will be available.


Grand Canyon
Thomas Moran (1837-1926), is represented by the 1912 painting Grand Canyon, from the collection of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO. The painting embodies Moran’s ability to convey scenes that are both idealized, but also recognizable to people who have seen the actual landscape themselves. “My aim,” Moran said in 1878, “was to bring before the public the character of the region.” (text: US Postal Service)



Summer Afternoon
Asher B. Durand (1796-1886) is represented by the 1865 painting Summer Afternoon, now in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Commissioned by Morris Jessup, a prominent railroad banker and first president of the American Museum of Natural History, the painting earned praise from art critic Henry Tuckerman two years after its creation: “The sky, the atmosphere, the vegetation and especially the noble group of trees, all breathe an air of quiet brooding, warmth and repose.” (text: US Postal Service)







Sunset
Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900) is represented by the 1856 painting Sunset, from the collection of the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica, NY. The painting is on loan to The Taft Museum in Cincinnati until Sept. 14, 2014. Inspired by one of many summer trips to the area around Mount Katahdin, ME, this idealized scene offers a fine example of Church’s ability to create dramatic and convincing depictions of sunlight. (text: US Postal Service)



Distant View of Niagara Falls
(back zu Niagara Falls stamp 2014)
Thomas Cole (1801-1848), is represented by Distant View of Niagara Falls from the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. The painting shows two Native Americans on a rocky ledge in front of a pristine and idealized view of the falls that, at the time Cole painted it in 1830, were surrounded by factories, scenic overlooks and tourist hotels. “But great, glorious, and sublime Niagara — wonder to the eye of man — I do not wish to disparage thee,” Cole wrote in 1846. “Thou hast a power to stir the deep soul.” (text: US Postal Service)




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