Seldom seen landscapes by early African American artist Robert Seldon Duncanson (1821-1872). Well known in his time but then forgotten. Self taught but considered a second generation of the Hudson River School which explains their bucolic serenity.

"Scots Highlands." ca. 1848-52.
“Scots Highlands.” ca. 1848-52. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:RobertDuncanson-Scotch_Highlands_c1848_1852.jpg.
"Mount Oxford." mid 19th c.
“Mount Oxford.” mid 19th c. Oil on canvas. In the public domain in the United States because it was painted before 1923. via https://it.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Robert_Scott_Duncanson,_Mount_Oxford.jpg
"Loch Long." 1865.
“Loch Long.” 1865. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Smithsonian Art Museum. Cc 0 license. via https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q20487956
"Land of the Lotos Eaters." 1861.
“Land of the Lotos Eaters.” 1861. Oil on canvas. Swedish Royal Collection, Stockholm. In the public domain in the United States because it was painted before 1923. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Robert_Duncanson_-_Land_of_the_Lotos_Eaters.JPG.
"Woodland Stream, an Idyll." ca. 1865.
“Woodland Stream, an Idyll.” ca. 1865. Collection of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Woodland_Stream,_an_Idyll_by_Robert_S._Duncanson,_c._1865,_High_Museum_of_Art.jpg.
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