Sep 2, 2009

An October Day in the White Mountains

An October Day in the White Mountains


John Frederick Kensett

(American, 1816-1872)

Oil on canvas

Framed: 107.6 x 152.1 x 12.7 cm (42 3/8 x 59 7/8 x 5 in.); Unframed: 79.8 x 123.5 cm (31 7/16 x 48 5/8 in.)

John L. Severance Fund and various donors by exchange 1967.5

Did you know?

Kensett was a selfless individual known for his charity work and helping fellow artists.


After railroad service to the area was improved in the early 1850s, the White Mountains in New Hampshire became a favored destination for tourists and artists seeking to commune with nature. New York-based Kensett painted several views, including this distant rendering across the Saco River of Mount Chocorua, one of the most distinctive peaks in the region.

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