Mount Washington, New Hampshire

John Frederick Kensett, American, 1816 - 1872

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about 1854

Oil on canvas

Overall: 9 1/8 × 17 3/4 in. (23.2 × 45.1 cm)

Frame: 15 1/2 × 23 3/4 in. (39.4 × 60.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Robert A. and Dorothy H. Goldberg in honor of Harold M. Friedman, M.D.

P.987.34.30

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Painting

Classification

Painting

Not on view

Inscription

Signed, lower left: JFK (in monogram); inscribed on gummed label, on reverse: Painting by J. F. Kensett 1816-72 / Received Jan 1, 1933 from executor / of Cousin Jennie Whittemore's / Estate - and from collection of Cousin Fr (illegible) Bianchi. Red-bordered gummed label: Picture in Royal Acad / John F. Kensett. / b. 1816 Cheshire, Conn / d. 1872 - two paintings / in Met Museum N.Y. / River Scence (sic) (1870) / Landscape / this from Est. F. Bianchi

Exhibition History

Photo reproduction exhibited at Weeks State Park, Lancaster, New Hampshire, 1990.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 19, 2003-April 13, 2004.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 2, 2009-November 2, 2009.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 17, 2001-February 28, 2003.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 12, 1990-June 1, 1993.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 7, 2010.

American Viewpoints: Painting and Sculpture from the Hood Museum of Art, Timken Museum of Art, San Diego, California, May 5-August 31, 2003.

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.

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.

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.56, no.16.

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 48, no. 27.

Provenance

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

Old Number

138.31.986

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