Mount Washington and Walker's Pond from Old Barn in Conway, New Hampshire

Frank Henry Shapleigh, American, 1842 - 1906

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1885

Oil on canvas

Overall: 10 × 16 1/8 in. (25.4 × 41 cm)

Frame: 19 × 25 in. (48.3 × 63.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund

P.959.48

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Painting

Classification

Painting

Not on view

Inscription

Signed and dated, lower right: F. H. Shapleigh 1885; inscribed, on reverse: Mt. Washington and Walker's Pond / from Old barn in Conway, N.H. / by / F.H. Shapleigh. Label on reverse: SIZE 10 x 10 / SOLD BY / FROST & ADAMS No. (--) CORNHILL

Exhibition History

The White Mountains: Place and Perceptions, University Art Galleries, Durham, New Hampshire, September 7-October 29, 1980; The New York Historical Society, New York City, New York, December 1, 1980-January 30, 1981.

The White Mountains: Place and Perceptions, Dartmouth College Museum and Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 6-April 19, 1981.

The New England Image: 19th Century Landscapes from the College Collection, Carpenter Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 12-September 26, 1982.

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

19th Century Landscape Paintings of The White Mountains, The White Mountain School, St. Mary's, Littleton, New Hampshire, September 22-26, 1976.

Publication History

Robert L. McGrath, Gods in Granite: The Art of the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press, 2001, 216 p., ill. p.109. ill. no. 82.

Robert L. McGrath, "The New England Image: 19th Century Landscapes from the College Collection, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Darrtmouth College, 1982, pp. 58-59, no. 24.

Robert L. McGrath and Barbara J. MacAdam, "A Sweet Foretaste of Heaven", Artists in the White Mountains 1830-1930, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1988, p. 80, no. 41.

Christopher Johnson, This Grand and Magnificent Place: The Wilderness Heritage of the White Mountains, Durham, New Hampshire: University of New Hampshire Press and Hanover, New Hampshire: University Press of New England, 2006, ill. p. 120.

Charles O. Vogel & Bob Cottrell, "Shapleigh from the inside out", Jackson, New Hampshire: Jackson Historical Society, 2013, no.18, color. ill. p. 35.

Provenance

Raymond G. Clifton (1895-1968), Pine Cupboard Antique Shop, Franklin, New Hampshire; sold to present collection, 1958.

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