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Cedar Swamps, Cape May County, New Jersey

Origin United States, New Jersey
Period 19th Century
Materials Oil on canvas
Dimensions
W. 46.25 in; H. 31.25 in;
W. 117.48 cm; H. 79.38 cm;
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date 1861
Description Signed at lower right: "H. Carmiencke N.Y."
Inscribed on stretcher verso at bottom center: "Cedar Swamps. Cape May Co/N.J."; (bottom left) "Bailey 1861"

Carmiencke painted in the Catskills and Adirondacks and has been associated with the Hudson River School tradition. He was active in Cape May during the late 1850s and early '60s. This view of the cedar swamps at Cape May is a departure from the spectacular mountain vistas for which he was noted. At that time the swampy area around Dennisville was noted for an unusual industry called cedar mining. Shingles made from these logs were in high demand among builders in South Jersey and Philadelphia, where the roof of Independence Hall was re-shingled with cedar mined from Cape May County.
Styles / Movements Realism
Dealer Reference Number RS 0634
Incollect Reference Number 191540
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