Study for Welch Mountain from West Compton, New Hampshire
In the summer of 1856, while traveling in the White Mountains with Asher B. Durand and other artists, Gay painted this small study (below, 58.156), which became the basis for the painting (above, 52.15) made in his Boston studio two years later. The broad brushstrokes and high-keyed colors of the study became more subtle in the finished composition. Gay also moved the vantage point slightly and added anecdotal details, such as dirt roads, farm animals, and buildings.
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- Artist: Winckworth Allan Gay, American, 1821-1910
- Medium: Oil on paperboard
- Dates: 1856
- Dimensions: 8 1/8 x 12 3/16 in. (20.6 x 31 cm) (show scale)
- Inscriptions: Inscribed verso upper center: "Welch Mt from / West Campton, N.H. / W.A.G. 1856"
- Collections:American Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
- Accession Number: 58.156
- Credit Line: Dick S. Ramsay Fund
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: Winckworth Allan Gay (American, 1821-1910). Study for Welch Mountain from West Compton, New Hampshire, 1856. Oil on paperboard, 8 1/8 x 12 3/16 in. (20.6 x 31 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 58.156
- Record Completeness: Best (85%)