Mount Washington from Lake of the Clouds

Edward Hill, American, 1843 - 1923



Oil on canvas

Overall: 10 1/2 × 18 3/4 in. (26.7 × 47.6 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Bequest of Helen Holden Wood, Class of 1934W



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, along bottom tacking edge: Mt. Washington from the Lake of the Clouds [underlined]; on reverse, paper label in owner's handwriting: Mt. Washington from Lake of the Clouds [?] EDWARD HILL 1843 1923; unsigned Purchased Rbt. Goldberg / Exh Hood 1988 A Sweet Foretaste of Heaven; Label: Hood Museum of Art exhibition label

Exhibition History

"A Sweet Foretaste of Heaven" Artists in the White Mountains 1830-1930, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 10-Ocotober 30, 1988.

Passing Through: The Allure of the White Mountains: the Goldberg Show, Museum of the White Mountains, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, New Hampshire, October 17, 2013- March 2, 2014.

Publication History

Charles Vogel, Nature's Nobleman: Edward Hill and His Art, Historical New Hampshire, vol. 43, nos. 1 & 2, Spring / Summer 1989, Concord: New Hampshire Historical Society, fig. 12, p. 53.

Robert L. McGarth and Barbara J. MacAdam, "A Sweet Foretaste of Heaven" Artists in the White Moutnains 1830-1930, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, Hood Museum of Art, 1988, p. 83, no. 43, ill.


The artist (1843-1923); upon the death of the artist "Masonic brother Edward Hill" acquired by Hood River Masonic Lodge, Hood River, Oregon, 1923 ; sold to Ernest S. Colby, Sr. (1880-1958); passed onto his son, Ernest Symmes Colby, Jr. (1917-2003), 1958; sold to Charles O. Vogel and Robert A. Goldberg (1918-1997), Gralyn Galleries, North Conway, New Hampshire, 1985; sold to Arthur Lewis Wood (1912-2011, Class of 1934) and Helen "Heidi" Holden Wood (1916-2013), Hanover, New Hampshire, 1986; bequeathed to present collection, 2013.

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