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Artist
Date
1871
Period
19th century
Media
Oil on canvas
Measurements
16 15/16 x 30 1/8 x 1 3/8 inches (unframed)
22 3/8 x 35 3/16 x 2 3/8 inches (framed)
Classification
Subject Category
Mountain
Landscape
Credit Line
Museum purchase, 1963.1277
Accession No
63.1277
Context
Long before Mount Kineo became known as a premier rusticator and tourist resort, its claim to fame rested on its seemingly endless deposits of rhyolite, a flint considered sacred by the Wabanaki who called it kotaksu’pas, or “spirit stone”. According to Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), it was the largest deposit in the United States.

Featured in “Maine and American Art: Farnsworth Art Museum” with thanks to the Henry Luce Foundation and Wyeth Foundation for American Art.

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