I must do a very short post tonight , here is a picture of Inness as an older man than we saw before. He is less wild eyed and more formal looking, but there is still something very unusual about him here also. As I said before he was a very strange cat. That's a big painting behind him.
In 1875 Inness returns from his five year trip to Italy and moves to Medfield again. He spends that summer in the White mountains. I told you in a previous post how many of the painters of this area summered in the Conway area. Inness rented a studio in the upstairs of a school in North Conway. I believe the building is gone, but I have seen it pointed out on an old map, so I have a good idea where it was. It would have been almost right on the intervale valley that leads up to Mt. Washington. Inness painted the Whites in a different way then his friends from the Hudson river school. He painted more intimate scenes with lowering clouds and romantic themes. He didn't seem to be interested in painting the grand, dramatic mountain vistas, of which there are many. Here art several New Hampshire paintings.
I have included one more, not a New Hampshire picture but painted a little over a year later. This is one of my very favorites. I don't have a very large image of it, but I do have this.
I must close. I will see you tomorrow, when I can write a little more. The next phase brings Inness into a new and radical style and astounding growth of picture making ability.