Philosophy and Christian Art by Daniel Huntington
Philosophy and Christian Art by Daniel Huntington

Philosophy

Philosophy and Christian Art c1868 by American Painter Daniel Huntington (1816 – 1906) of the Hudson River School Art Movement and in later life he became a prominent portrait painter, who’s was influenced Raphaelesque Italian and German ideals and of the High Renaissance Era.

This attention getting work of art by Huntington shows and elderly scholar in a conversation with what may be his female student, about Philosophy and Christian Art from the two points of acquired wisdom and the perspective of youth.

Philosophy is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image.

Info Below From Wikipedia.org

Huntington was born in New York City, New York on October 4, 1816. He was the son of Benjamin Huntington, Jr. and Faith (née Trumbull) Huntington. His paternal grandfather was Benjamin Huntington, delegate at the Second Continental Congress and first U.S. Representative from Connecticut.

His maternal grandfather was Jedediah Huntington (1743 – 1818) of Norwich, Connecticut, who served as a General in the American Revolutionary War.

He studied at Yale with Samuel F.B. Morse, and later with Henry Inman. From 1833 to 1835 he transferred to Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, where he met Charles Loring Elliott, who encouraged him to become an artist.

Huntington first exhibited his work at the National Academy of Design in 1836. Subsequently, he painted some landscapes in the tradition of the Hudson River School.

Huntington made several trips to Europe, the first in 1839 traveling to England, Rome, Florence and Paris with his friend and pupil Henry Peters Gray.

On his return to America in 1840, he painted his allegorical painting “Mercy’s Dream”, which brought him fame and confirmed his interest in inspirational subjects.

He also painted portraits and began the illustration of The Pilgrim’s Progress. In 1844, he went back to Rome.

Returning to New York around 1846, he devoted his time chiefly to portrait-painting, although he painted many genre, religious and historical subjects.

From 1851 to 1859 he was in England. He was president of the National Academy of Design from 1862 to 1870, and again in 1877 – 1890. He was also vice president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

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