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Inness, having returned from nearly five years in Italy and France, sought to reestablish himself as a painter of American—not just European—landscapes. In 1875, Inness traveled to the White Mountains in New Hampshire with his son and with fellow artist John A. Monks in search of native...

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Inscription

Lower right: G. Inness 1875

Provenance

1875, the artist; before 1907, James Brown Case (1825-1907), Boston and Weston, Mass.; by 1918, by descent to his daughters, Caroline Case (Mrs. James G.) Freeman (1856-1919), Louise W. Case (1862-1946), and Marian R. Case (1864-1944), Weston, Mass.; 1920, gift of Louise W. Case and Marian R. Case to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 26, 1920)

Credit Line

Gift of the Misses Louisa W. and Marian R. Case

1875

Dimensions

51.12 x 76.52 cm (20 1/8 x 30 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.1863

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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