Old Man of the Mountain - A Sketching Trip

Samuel Lancaster Gerry, American, 1813 - 1891


about 1890

Oil on canvas

Overall: 20 × 14 in. (50.8 × 35.6 cm)

Frame: 29 1/4 × 23 1/4 in. (74.3 × 59.1 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Robert A. and Dorothy H. Goldberg



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed, lower right: SL Gerry; Reverse, labels on frame: Plymouth State; Crane Collection; Gralyn [donor's business]

Exhibition History

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.

American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 9-December 9, 2007.

Edward Hill: A Man of His Time, Department of Art and Art Galleries, Plymouth, New Hampshire, March 8-April 16, 1985.

Landscapes: Large and Small, Featuring White Mountain School, Hudson River School, Connecticut Impressionists, Crane Collection, Gallery of American Painting, 121 New bury Street, Boston, Massachusetts.

Weeks State Park, Lancaster, New Hampshire, June 1990 (photo reproduction)

White Mountains: Conway, New Hampshire, Town of Conway, New Hampshire, November 24, 1992-March 31, 1993.

Publication History

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.78, no.39.

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 62, no. 41.


Dorothy E. Huffman Goldberg (1917-1997) and Robert A. Goldberg (1918-1997), North Conway, New Hampshire; given to present collection, 1987.

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