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Oil on canvas landscape painting of a mountain in clouds with large lake at the foot; birch trees, rocks, and sheep.
paintings (visual works)
oil paint (paint)
"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.
"Artful Stories": Mount Chocorua is in the southern reaches of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Part of the Appalachian range, these mountains were among New Englands most popular tourist attractions in the nineteenth century. Artists flocked to the area, drawn not only to the regions beauty, but also to the camaraderie established by this painter, Benjamin Champney, whose summer residence and studio in North Conway attracted many like-minded men and women.
Champney, Benjamin, 1817-1907 (Artist)
United States; New Hampshire, United States
19 1/2 x 29 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Estate of Mrs. Jane N. Grew
New Hampshire (United States)
Massachusetts (United States)
Possibly Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
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