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Painting of Mount Chocorua, New Hampshire

1920.461 (RS32447)

Description

Oil on canvas landscape painting of a mountain in clouds with large lake at the foot; birch trees, rocks, and sheep.

Details

Label
"Cherished Possessions": Mount Chocorua, named after a Pequawket chieftain who was supposedly killed at the mountain's top in a skirmish with a vengeful English settler, is in the southern reaches of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Part of the Appalachian range, the White Mountains are so called because when the snow finally melts during the brief summer, the sun makes the gray rocks along the peaks gleam white. In the nineteenth century the White Mountains were one of New England's most popular tourist attractions.
Maker
Champney, B. (Artist)
Champney, Benjamin, 1817-1907 (Maker)
Date
1860
Location of origin
NH, USA; USA
Material
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Object type
Art
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
New Hampshire (United States)
Possibly New Hampshire (United States)
Descriptive terms
canvas
Landscape
landscapes (representations)
oil paint (paint)
paintings (visual works)
Picture
Dimensions
19 1/2 x 29 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1920.461
Credit Line
Estate of Mrs. Jane N. Grew
GUSN
63746

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