William Trost Richards / Moonlight on Mount Lafayette, New Hampshire / 1873William Trost Richards
Moonlight on Mount Lafayette, New Hampshire

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Creator Name: Richards, William Trost
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1833-1905
Creator Name-CRT: William Trost Richards
Title: Moonlight on Mount Lafayette, New Hampshire
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Creation Start Date: 1873
Creation End Date: 1873
Creation Date: 1873
Object Type: Drawings and Watercolors
Classification Term: Work on Paper: Watercolor
Materials and Techniques: Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on gray-green wove paper
Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 14 3/16 in. (21.6 x 36 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 80.1.2
Credit Line: Gift of Reverend E. L. Magoon, D.D., 1880
Rights: http://www.metmuseum.org/

This watercolor is one of scores that Richards painted for the Reverend Elias Magoon, a collector and writer on American scenery. In 1880, Magoon donated many of them to the Metropolitan Museum to create a Richards Gallery on the model of the Turner Gallery in London. Richards, a native of Philadelphia and a disciple of the American Pre-Raphaelite movement in the 1860s, painted the watercolor equivalents of Hudson River School oil landscapes of scenery ranging from the English and Irish coasts to the Atlantic shoreline from Massachusetts to New Jersey, and from the hills of southern Pennsylvania to the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Magoon's home state. The artist, the cleric, and their wives vacationed together in the White Mountains in the summer before this watercolor was painted.

AMICA ID: MMA_.80.1.2
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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