American Art to 1945

The Corcoran’s signature and world-renowned collection of American art dating from 1718 to 1945 began as the private holdings of William Wilson Corcoran. His initial collection of landscape paintings, genre scenes, portraits, and sculptures has grown to encompass over 500 paintings, 200 sculptures, and 2,400 works on paper. Key 20th-century acquisitions were made beginning in 1907, with the advent of the Corcoran’s Biennial. The collection’s particular strengths include Hudson River School painting, American Impressionism, and early 20th-century realism.

Niagara

1857


Frederic Edwin Church
George Washington

c. 1800[1]


Gilbert Stuart
A Pastoral Visit

1881


Richard Norris Brooke
Yeats at Petitpas'

1910–c. 19141


John Sloan
The House of Representatives

Completed 1822; probably reworked 18231


Samuel Finley Breese Morse
Le Sergent de Ville

Modeled by 1919; cast c. 1923


John Storrs
The Greek Slave

modeled 1841–43; carved 1846


Hiram Powers
Off the Range (Coming through the Rye)

Modeled 1902; Cast 1903


Frederic Remington
Mount Corcoran

c. 1876–771


Albert Bierstadt
May Night

1906


Willard LeRoy Metcalf
Berlin Abstraction

1914/15


Marsden Hartley
Poor Artist’s Cupboard

c. 18151


Charles Bird King
The Longshoremen’s Noon

1879


John George Brown
The Last of the Buffalo

18881


Albert Bierstadt
Ground Swell

1939


Edward Hopper
Fawn (Le Jeune Cerf)

c. 1916–17


Elie Nadelman
Day Dreams

1903


Bessie Potter Vonnoh
Forty-two Kids

19071


George Wesley Bellows
Into Bondage

1936


Aaron Douglas
Young Girl at a Window

c. 1883–841


Mary Cassatt
Washington before Yorktown

1824; reworked 1825, 18301


Rembrandt Peale