Benjamin Champney (1817–1907)
Boston or New Hampshire, 1860
Oil on canvas
28 3/16 x 38 7/8 in.
Gift of the estate of Jane N. Grew
Mount Chocorua is in the southern reaches of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Part of the Appalachian range, these mountains were among New England’s most popular tourist attractions in the nineteenth century. Artists flocked to the area, drawn not only to the region’s beauty, but also to the camaraderie established by this painter, Benjamin Champney, whose summer residence and studio in North Conway attracted many like-minded men and women.