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Paul R. Koehler : Palisades, New Jersey, Winter
Paul R. Koehler (Palisades, New Jersey, Winter)

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Artist: Paul R. Koehler
Title: Palisades, New Jersey, Winter
Media: Pastel on paper, 14 1/2 × 22 inches
Description: Signed at lower right: “P. R. Koehler”

This view of the Palisades was probably painted from a vantage point on the north end of Manhattan, looking west across the Hudson River toward New Jersey. The Palisades are a series of cliffs that rise to a height of 350 feet along the west shore of the Hudson River from Jersey City, New Jersey, to the vicinity of Piermont, New York. The most dramatic section of the Palisades, now known as the Palisades Interstate Park, is in northeastern Bergen County, New Jersey. The land was the first acquired by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission after the group was founded in 1900. The Commission had been founded by the states of New York and New Jersey to prevent the destruction of the Palisades by owners of large stone quarries who threatened to mine the stones and crush them for use as railroad ballast. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., bought the cliffs and turned them over to New Jersey for permanent preservation.


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