Painting of Mount Chocorua, New Hampshire

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1860

GUSN

GUSN-63746

Description

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

Details

Descriptive Terms

landscapes (representations)
paintings (visual works)
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Picture
Landscape
Landscape

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)

Location of Origin

NH, USA; USA

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

19 1/2 x 29 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Estate of Mrs. Jane N. Grew

Accession Number

1920.461

Places

New Hampshire (United States)
Massachusetts (United States)
Possibly New Hampshire (United States)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)