White Mountain Scenery, Franconia Notch, N.H.
Oil on canvas
Overall: 48 1/4 x 72 1/2 in. ( 122.6 x 184.2 cm ) Frame: 62 1/2 x 86 1/2 x 5 in. ( 158.8 x 219.7 x 12.7 cm )
Durand's small study of Franconia, also in the Stuart Collection (Stuart 211) at the NYHS, served as a model for parts of this composition.
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The Robert L. Stuart Collection, the gift of his widow Mrs. Mary Stuart
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