Mount Washington

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1869

Artist:

Winslow Homer
American, 1836–1910

About this artwork

The White Mountains of New Hampshire were celebrated by artists, travel writers, and naturalists for their sublime wilderness. The artists Thomas Cole and John Frederick Kensett reveled in the untamed scenery, but by the time Winslow Homer arrived on assignment from Harper’s Weekly in 1868, the landscape was dominated by tourists and the comforts they demanded: grand hotels, railroads, and well-groomed trails for walking and riding. Homer’s depiction of the eastern landscape as a stage for human activity, particularly tourist activity, rather than a sublime paradise fraught with Christian and nationalistic associations, is characteristic of American art produced after the Civil War.

On View

American Art, Gallery 171

Artist

Winslow Homer

Title

Mount Washington

Origin

New Hampshire

Date

1869

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed, lower right: "Winslow Homer/-1869-"

Dimensions

41.3 × 61.8 cm (16 1/4 × 24 5/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Richard E. Danielson and Mrs. Chauncey McCormick

Reference Number

1951.313

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