The White Mountains from the Giant's Grave near the Mountain Washington House, Plate 1 from William Oakes "White Mountain Scenery"

John Henry Bufford, American, 1810 - 1870
after Isaac Sprague, American, 1811 - 1895



Hand colored lithograph on wove paper

Image: 8 5/8 × 14 in. (21.9 × 35.5 cm)

Sheet: 10 1/4 × 16 5/16 in. (26.1 × 41.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Guernsey Center Moore 1904 Memorial Fund



J. H. Bufford & Sons, Boston


Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, on stone, lower left margin: Drawn by I. Sprague. Clay; inscribed, on stone, lower center margin: Washington Monroe Franklin; inscribed, on stone, lower right margin: Pleasant J.H. Bufford's Lith. Boston.; inscribed, on stone, lower center: THE WHITE MOUNTAINS, FROM THE GIANT'S GRAVE, NEAR THE MOUNT WASHINGTON HOUSE. / Oakes' White Mountain Scenery, Plate 1. / Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1848 by Wm. Oakes in the Clerks Office of the District Court of Mass.

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.

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.48, no.8.

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. 70. fig. no. 50.


Raymond G. Clifton (1895-1968), Pine Cupboard Antique Shop, Franklin, New Hampshire; sold to present collection, 1967.

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