Mary Josephine Walters (1837-1883)

  • Mary Josephine Walters Autumn River with Punt in the Reeds
  • MARY JOSEPHINE WALTERS (1837-1883)
  • Autumn River with Punt in the Reeds
  • Oil on canvas
  • 13 ¼ x 23 ¾ inches
  • Inscribed in pencil on the stretcher

Autumn River with Punt in the Reeds ... shows Walters' close aliment with both the detailed landscapes of Asher B. Durand, as well as the Hudson River School in general. The presence of the abandoned punt in the foreground suggests an absent human element and narrative, while the winding path draws the viewer’s eye and concentration deeper into the scene.

  • Mary Josephine Walters Autumn River with Punt in the Reeds