Autumn at Mount Chocorua
Jasper Francis Cropsey
On View: American Art Galleries, 5th Floor, Imagining the New Nation’s Landscape, 1800–1880
This brilliantly rendered autumnal scene offers a panoramic view of the White Mountains of New Hampshire, where Jasper Francis Cropsey sketched and painted in the 1860s and early 1870s, with the peak of Mount Chocorua in the distance. In the foreground, closely observed topographical elements, including blasted trees and fall foliage, are rendered with minute detail, while the expansive sky is illuminated by a piercing yellow glow. The painting exemplifies the artist’s interest in dramatic effects of light and atmosphere.
Oil on canvas
23 13/16 x 44 1/4 in. (60.5 x 112.4 cm) (show scale)
Signed lower right: "J.F. Cropsey 1869"
Gift of Mary Stewart Bierstadt, by exchange, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, and Carll H. de Silver Fund
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Jasper Francis Cropsey (American, 1823-1900). Autumn at Mount Chocorua, 1869. Oil on canvas, 23 13/16 x 44 1/4 in. (60.5 x 112.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mary Stewart Bierstadt, by exchange, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, and Carll H. de Silver Fund, 1992.12 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1992.12_PS9.jpg)
overall, 1992.12_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2018
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