Robert Duncanson painted Landscape with Rainbow two years after everybody thought Frederic Church’s rainbow in Niagara could never be topped, says art historian Claire Perry. Although other artists grew skittish, “Duncanson waded right in,” she says. “It was a bold move.”
Thomas Locker is generally considered a part of the “Hudson River Valley” school of painting. The Hudson River School was a mid-19th century American art movement embodied by a group of landscape painters whose aesthetic vision was influenced by romanticism.