Description Shipping & Returns The Kindred Spirits (1849, oil on canvas) is a famous painting by Asher Brown Durand, a member of the Hudson River School of painters. Charming, naturalistic painting, known as Durand's best work, shows two of his friends, English born landscape painter Thomas Cole, who died in 1848, and poet William Cullen Bryant. Cole died suddenly just a year before The Kindred Spirits was finished. He was not only Durand’s close friend, but also a mentor. The Kindred Spirits was commissioned by Jonathan Sturges who later gave gave the painting to Bryant. The piece remained in the Bryant family until 1904 when it was donated to the New York Public Library. Kindred Spirits was sold by the New York Public Library to Alice Walton, better known as Wal-Mart heiress, at a private auction in 2005.This magnificent painting displays unmatched beauty of Catskill Mountains of New York state. The landscape scene itself is fictional - it brings together scenes from several areas around the mountains and presents them as one amazing site. Explore more of our Asher Brown Durand collection. Canvas prints: The most accurate option to represent an oil painting. Order canvas rolled, classic stretched (requires framing), gallery wrapped (arrives ready to hang without a frame) or as a framed canvas print in one of our exquisite mouldings.Paper prints: Heavy, bright white, matte paper with a slight "cold pressed" texture. Order as a framed paper print and it arrives ready to hang!Poster prints: Satin finish paper for informal applications such as classrooms or dorms. Not recommended for framing.Note cards: Digitally offset printed on folded bright white, 5 x 7 inch smooth and heavy paper. Accompanied by white envelopes.Digital Download: Low or high resolution digital file emailed directly to you via FTP link within 24 hours. Read more in our Product Guide Return Policy: We understand that it's a daunting task purchasing art online. That's why we have a 100% satisfaction guarantee and fair 15 day return policy. Learn more about it here. Shipping: Most prints are processed and shipped within 2-7 business days. Encore Editions Quality: What can you expect? Completely custom wall art decor designed by you and produced by us. Whether its a canvas print, poster, framed print, note cards or digital downloads you will receive the careful attention to detail from our all artist staff. We use only the finest archival materials for your fine art reproductions and we ship directly from our Pennsylvania studio.