Longing for a little bit of that classic white Christmas feel? We recommend a trip to the American Art Gallery where you can find Régis Gignoux’s 1847 painting View Near Elizabethtown, New Jersey. Bundle up your brain and take it all in.

Here’s more from the curators:

“The French painter Régis Gignoux worked in the United States for over three decades and specialized in landscape and genre scenes. Although he resided in Brooklyn, New York, he made numerous sketching excursions to New Jersey, the Hudson River Valley, and the Adirondack and White Mountains. In this charming winter scene, ice skaters glide about a frozen pond in the late-afternoon twilight; like his fellow landscape painters, Gignoux wished to capture nature in all its seasonal changes as a habitable place for humans.”

Régis Gignoux (born France, active United States, 1816-1882)
View Near Elizabethtown, New Jersey, 1847
Oil on canvas
Gift of Mrs. Carter Galt and Mrs. Charles C. Spalding, 1972