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Samuel Lancaster Gerry, oil on canvas, c. 1875

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Samuel Lancaster Gerry, oil on canvas, c. 1875
Samuel Lancaster Gerry, American, 1813-1891, "Lake in the Mountains," oil on canvas, 20 x 30 inches, c. 1875, signed "SL Gerry," l.l, in what appears to be the original gilt frame. Samuel Gerry was a self-taught artist known for his majestic mountain landscapes, especially of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Although he didn't have much formal training, he was greatly influenced by the work of Thomas Cole and A. B Durand, as well as some artists of the European schools. In the 1840s, Gerry was considered the leader of the White Mountain School of landscape painters. He worked out of his studio in Boston for most of his career, and was a founder and one of the first presidents of the Boston Art Club. This landscape includes compositional aspects of Lake Winnipesaukee and the White Mountains.

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