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.

Le Sergent de Ville

Modeled by 1919; cast c. 1923


John Storrs
Forty-two Kids

19071


George Wesley Bellows
Yeats at Petitpas'

1910–c. 19141


John Sloan
Day Dreams

1903


Bessie Potter Vonnoh
The House of Representatives

Completed 1822; probably reworked 18231


Samuel Finley Breese Morse
George Washington

c. 1800[1]


Gilbert Stuart
Washington before Yorktown

1824; reworked 1825, 18301


Rembrandt Peale
The Greek Slave

modeled 1841–43; carved 1846


Hiram Powers
Poor Artist’s Cupboard

c. 18151


Charles Bird King
Fawn (Le Jeune Cerf)

c. 1916–17


Elie Nadelman
The Longshoremen’s Noon

1879


John George Brown
A Pastoral Visit

1881


Richard Norris Brooke
The Last of the Buffalo

18881


Albert Bierstadt
Ground Swell

1939


Edward Hopper
Mount Corcoran

c. 1876–771


Albert Bierstadt
Into Bondage

1936


Aaron Douglas
Off the Range (Coming through the Rye)

Modeled 1902; Cast 1903


Frederic Remington
Young Girl at a Window

c. 1883–841


Mary Cassatt
May Night

1906


Willard LeRoy Metcalf
Niagara

1857


Frederic Edwin Church
Berlin Abstraction

1914/15


Marsden Hartley