Although John Frederick Kensett is generally remembered for painting luminous skies and still waters, here his short, brushy strokes convey topographical detail and an atmospheric sense of movement, with dark clouds gathering above the horizon and autumnal foliage roiling in the blustery wind. By the time he created Lake George, the site had been painted by Hudson River School artists for nearly fifty years. Kensett frequented Lake George during the summers, producing many sketches and paintings.
- Artist: John Frederick Kensett, American, 1816-1872
- Medium: Oil on canvas
- Dates: 1870
- Dimensions: 14 x 24 1/8 in. (35.6 x 61.2 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed lower right (first two initials in monogram): "JF.K. '70."
- Collections:American Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in American Identities: A New Look, American Landscape/Colony to Nation, 5th Floor
- Accession Number: 33.219
- Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. W. W. Phelps in memory of her mother and father, Ella M. and John C. Southwick
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: John Frederick Kensett (American, 1816-1872). Lake George, 1870. Oil on canvas, 14 x 24 1/8 in. (35.6 x 61.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. W. W. Phelps in memory of her mother and father, Ella M. and John C. Southwick, 33.219
- Record Completeness: Best (87%)