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    Sale 2524 | Lot 114
    Price Realized: $9,375With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2524 Lot 114

      38 3/4x25 inches, 98 1/2x63 1/2 cm.
      Condition B+: reattached upper left corner; small repaired tears, creases and abrasions at edges; minor creases in image. Mounted on paper.
      In the Hudson River Valley, an area already rife with lore, Storm King looms large both physically and psychologically. For centuries, sailors considered the mountain the home of "local spirits" who threatened the safety of their ships with large thunderbolts. However, to Dutch settlers, the shape of the mountain looked like a giant pat of butter so they referred to it as "Boterberg." It wasn't until a minor romantic poet, Nathaniel Parker Willis, took offense at that very un-romantic Dutch appellation, that the mountain was given the name "Storm King." Zega 91, Affiches Chemin de Fer p. 64.

      Estimate $4,000 - 6,000

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $9,375