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White Mountain-Hudson River School c1883 Original Oil On Panel River Landscape

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Seller: 1kul57 (2,240) 100%, Location: Laurel, Maryland, Ships to: Americas & many other countries, Item: 282259824812 Major White Mountain Hudson River School Original Oil On Panel Painting. Signed(Hard to make out) Dated c1883 Mountain River Landscape Painting. On the verso is writing which is hard to make out but there is numerous writing(Easier to read when a flash light is shown on writing). Fantastic/Excellent Painting! Sold As Is! Please Look At Pictures! EXCELLENT CONDITION! MEASURES: Framed- 18 3/4" x 13 1/2" - Unframed- 16" x 11 1/2". PLEASE WAIT FOR INVOICE!-----White Mountain art is the body of work created during the 19th century by over four hundred artists who painted landscape scenes of the White Mountains of New Hampshire in order to promote the region and, consequently, sell their works of art. In the early part of the 19th century, artists ventured to the White Mountains of New Hampshire to sketch and paint. Many of the first artists were attracted to the region because of the 1826 tragedy of the Willey family, in which nine people lost their lives in a mudslide. These early works portrayed a dramatic and untamed mountain wilderness. Dr. Robert McGrath describes a Thomas Cole (1801–1848) painting titled Distant View of the Slide that Destroyed the Willey Family thus: "... an array of broken stumps and errant rocks, together with a gathering storm, suggest the wildness of the site while evoking an appropriate ambient of darkness and desolation". The images stirred the imagination of Americans, primarily from the large cites of the northeast, who traveled to the White Mountains to view the scenes for themselves. Others soon followed: innkeepers, writers, scientists, and more artists. The White Mountains became a major attraction for tourists from the New England states and beyond. The circulation of paintings and prints depicting the area enabled those who could not visit, because of lack of means, distance, or other circumstance, to appreciate its beauty. Transportation improved to the region; inns and later grand resort hotels, complete with artists in residence, were built. Benjamin Champney (1817–1907), one of the early artists, popularized the Conway Valley. Other artists preferred the Franconia area, and yet still others ventured to Gorham, Shelburne and the communities of the north. Although these artists all painted similar scenes within the White Mountains, each artist had an individual style that characterized his work. These landscape paintings in the Hudson River tradition, however, eventually fell out of favor with the public, and, by the turn of the century, the era for White Mountain art had ended.Each White Mountain artist had certain characteristics that would distinguish his work from that of other artists. These characteristics may be more suggestive of an artist than even his signature, since signatures are sometimes forged. Benjamin Champney was a master at painting water and is known for warm autumn colors. William F. Paskell (1866–1951), in his later style, used broad brushstrokes and bright colors to create an impressionistic feeling. George McConnell (1852–1929) was known for the velvety pastel look of his paintings. Edward Hill often created a canopy-like depiction of trees to frame and accentuate the focus of a painting, a technique that gave many of his works a feeling of intimacy and solitude. Many of the works of Samuel Lancaster Gerry (1813–1891) included dogs, people on horseback, and women and men in red clothing. Francis Seth Frost (1825–1902) was known to use small figures, wispy clouds, and an oval format. Alfred Thompson Bricher (1837–1908) was known for his quiet, calm water. Sylvester Phelps Hodgdon (1830–1906) painted at the extremes of the day – sunrise and sunset scenes – and often in Franconia Notch. John White Allen Scott (1815–1907) frequently painted passing storm clouds in his skies. Frank Henry Shapleigh had his own primitive style and used the same "props" over and over again in his paintings. He is known for painting landscapes as seen from the inside of a house or barn looking out through an open door or window. Inside the room would be such props as a ladder back chair, a cat, a basket, a straw hat, a broom, and/or a tall clock.------- RETURN POLICY DETAILS: PLEASE READ! Please pay for items within 48 hours! We sell fine art and antiques and collectibles and are described in the listing and pictures are included which are part of the description. We are not a retail store and do not accept frequent returns or returns if a customer has buyers remorse or simply changes mind. We accept returns on items if different from the description or broken or damaged in shipping. If returned there is a small restocking fee of 30% to cover handling costs for restocking and reselling and warehousing.Items bought or won in auction are wrapped and packed and shipped out via Fedex or UPS or USPS after payment within 24 hours. Please ask any questions before bidding or making a offer. Almost all reasonable offers are considered so please make offers where stipulated.There are NO EXCEPTIONS! We can and do have payment plans on high end items!Thank you and have fun on your purchase or bidding! Condition: SIGNED-DATED! EXCELLENT PAINTING-EXCELLENT CONDITION!, Original/Reproduction: Original, Listed By: Dealer or Reseller, Signed?: Signed, Medium: Oil, Subject: Landscape, Style: Impressionism, Size Type/Largest Dimension: Medium (Up to 30in.), Date of Creation: 1800-1899, Region of Origin: US, Artist Signed & Dated: c1883 Original Oil On Panel Painting, Hudson River School Painting: White Mountain River Landscape Painting

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